HC Deb 28 January 1980 vol 977 cc539-40W
Mr. Murphy

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to enable householders to be charged for their water consumption by means of water meters.

Mr. Fox

This is primarily a matter for the water industry itself to decide within the framework laid down by the various Water Acts. I understand that at least one water authority intends to offer the option of metered water supplies to domestic householders shortly and others may well decide to follow. I shall watch this development with interest.

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