HC Deb 06 November 1975 vol 899 c284W
Mr. Andrew F. Bennett

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will advise water authorities in the present economic circumstances to spend less on their annual reports.

Mr. Denis Howell

My right hon. Friend considers it very important that in their annual reports water authorities should provide the public with as much information as possible about their activities; but in doing so they should pay regard to the need for economy.