HC Deb 23 June 1983 vol 44 cc8-9W
Mr. Eggar

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he proposes to implement the Water Act 1983.

Mr. Waldegrave

Orders will be made to implement on 1 October 1983 the changes in water authority membership and the dissolution of the National Water Council and the Water Space Amenity Commission. A second draft of guidelines on arrangements to represent the interests of consumers has now been issued and other provisions of the Act will be implemented as soon as possible. A circular setting out the arrangements in more detail will be issued next week.