HC Deb 11 October 1976 vol 917 c10W
Mr. Rooker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what his policy is on water metering for domestic users.

Mr. Marks

The National Water Council has recently estimated that the cost of installing meters in all properties at present provided with an unmeasured water supply would be between £650 million and £950 million. I do not think that metering could produce any benefits sufficient to justify expenditure on that scale.