§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will expand the length of time that a member may serve on the Welsh water consumer committee to 10 years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mark Robinson
The Committee on Welsh Affairs recommended in its report "Establishment of Local Consumer Advisory Committees" (HCP335, Session 1981–82) that the maximum period of continuous service for a member of a local consumer advisory committee in Wales should be six years. This was accepted by the Government when the committees were established in November 1982 and there are no plans to extend the period significantly.