§ Mr. Murphy
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he 540W 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.