HL Deb 31 March 1981 vol 419 c191WA
The Earl of Cranbrook

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What changes are contemplated in the status of the directorates of scientific services within each of the regional water authorities.

The Earl of Avon

It is for water authorities to decide on their own management structure. I understand that in the interests of economy a number of authorities are implementing or are contemplating changes some of which involve the movement of scientific services staff into different directorates.