HC Deb 18 June 1980 vol 986 c533W
Mr. Dudley Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what evidence he has that the metering of water consumption in commercial premises is leading to a significant reduction in water rate bills.

Mr. Fox

We understand that meter monitoring trails undertaken by the Severn-Trent water authority in conjunction with the National Association of Independent Businessmen showed that it was possible for commercial consumers to reduce their water bills by opting for the installation of a water meter.