HC Deb 31 October 1980 vol 991 cc397-8W
Mr. Wheeler

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many applications have been received under section 30 of the Water Act 1973 for meters in the United Kingdom as a whole and in each of the water authority areas.

Mr. King

Where the option of metering is available consumers should apply to the appropriate water undertaking. No central record is maintained of applications but it is estimated that in England and Wales there are about half a million consumers who receive measured supplies of water.