HC Deb 28 October 1987 vol 121 cc270-1W
Ms. Primarolo

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if the charge for the installation of the compulsory water meter is to be passed on by the proposed privatised water authorities to the customer; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moynihan

The Public Utility Transfers and Water Charges Bill which has now received its Second Reading stipulates that the undertaker will bear all the costs arising out of the installation of a meter and any associated equipment if it is installed at the request of the water undertaker.