HC Deb 17 January 1975 vol 884 cc184-5W
Mr. Snape

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will take steps to abolish the Severn-Trent Regional Water Authority;

(2) if he will set up a board of inquiry to consider the efficiency of the management of the new regional water authorities.

Mr. Oakes

As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State said in the House on 27th June 1974, he proposes to let the new system run for two years or so and then to review its progress with an entirely open mind.