HC Deb 17 April 1980 vol 982 c686W
Mr. Grieve

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has made an estimate of the capital cost which would be involved in the installation of water meters on a nationwide basis.

Mr. Fox

In 1975 it was estimated that over a 10-year period it would cost between £650 million and £950 million to install meters in all homes in England and Wales. The figure would clearly be higher now. No estimate is available for the cost of installing meters in homes throughout the whole of the United Kingdom.