HC Deb 08 December 1971 vol 827 cc310-1W
Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he intends that the Greater London Council shall remain responsible for sewerage in the London Excluded Area marked in the map published with Circular 92/71.

Mr. Graham Page

We propose that the new Regional Water Authorities should be responsible for sewage disposal throughout their areas. Local authorities would continue to have local sewerage functions. The application of this distinction, in Greater London and elsewhere, will be the subject of consultations.

The area proposed for Regional Water Authority No. 6 includes the whole of Greater London, and also those parts of the G.L.C.'s sewerage precept area together with that hitherto known as the "London Excluded Area" which lie outside Greater London.