§ 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.