HC Deb 19 June 1972 vol 839 c18W
75. Mr. Judd

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will seek powers to control increases in water rates; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Graham Page

No. Water undertakings are already subject to a wide range of controls. My right hon. Friend considers that they are sufficient to prevent unnecessary increases in water rates and sees no reason to add to them.