HC Deb 31 March 1971 vol 814 c377W
104. Mr. Wingfield Digby

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in view of the First Report of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution, he will take steps to discourage the increase in the demand for piped water, either by universal metering or in some other way.

Mr. Peter Walker

My Department has already begun a research study into the effect of metering on demand, and is exploring the possibility of further studies.