HC Deb 06 August 1976 vol 916 c1203W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will advise water authorities that in fixing launderette effluent charges they should take into account the extent to which the use of launderettes replaces household use of washing machines and does not lead to a net increase in effluent.

Mr. Denis Howell

No. The fixing of charges is a matter for the water authorities.