HC Deb 04 February 1981 vol 998 c150W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is aware of the possibility of a strike in the national water supply industry; and if he will take action to assist in resolving this industrial dispute and the prevention of the consequences of such a strike.

Mr. King

I have been aware of the possibility of industrial action in the water industry but I understand that the pay negotiations, in which the Government play no part, were resumed on Tuesday 3 February.