HC Deb 30 October 1985 vol 84 c525W
51. Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to introduce legislation to alter the legal basis for water supply.

Mr. John Patten

We are reviewing some aspects of water supply and sewerage legislation with a view to modernisation and consolidation when the parliamentary timetable allows.

We are also considering whether to privatise some or all water authority functions. A statement will be made in due course.