§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will seek to amend Section 30(5) of the Water Act 1973 to enable the Welsh National Water Development Authority to raise a charge of 5p per 1,000 gallons on water taken from Wales for use in areas outside Wales.14W
§ Mr. John Morris
No. The provisions of Schedule 4 to the Water Act 1973 already enable the Welsh National Water Development Authority to negotiate an appropriate charge for the bulk supply of water to other water authority areas.