HC Deb 12 November 1968 vol 773 c59W
39. Mr. Bruce Campbell

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government on what outside advice or recommendation and on what calculations it was decided that a period of only five years should be allowed for the cost of water to the people of Oldham to be brought up to the standard charge pre scribed by the West Pennine Water Board.

Mr. K. Robinson

The Order embodying this provision was made at the unanimous request of the former water undertakers, and after a public local inquiry into objections to a draft Order. None of the objections related to the length of the transitional period.