§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales, of the letters he has received regarding the level of water charges in Wales since the recent increase was announced, how many have supported and how many have opposed the increased level.433W
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Between 17 February when the Welsh Water Authority announced its increased charges for 1982–83, and midday on 25 March, the Welsh Office received 410 letters about water charges, including 263 on identical English and Welsh proformas. All of these were broadly critical of the increased charges or the basis on which they are calculated.