§ Mr. Madden
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received from Yorkshire water consumer consultative committees concerning the assessment of water charges for disabled persons; what action he proposes to assist disabled persons; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. John Patten
My right hon. Friend has received a letter which asks for rebates on water charges for disabled persons. It is the Government's view that assistance towards the financial needs for disabled persons is best provided through the social security system.