HC Deb 22 February 1989 vol 147 cc686-7W
38. Mr. Gow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what communications he has had with the managing director of the Eastbourne Waterworks Company about the increase in its charges which came into effect on 1 January and the further increase in prospect with effect from 1 April; and if he will make a statement about charges for water made by the statutory water companies.

Mr. Howard

I have received a letter from Mr. C. B. G. Turner, chairman of the Eastbourne Waterworks Company indicating that he is unable to reconsider the charges implemented from 1 January. I understand that these charges run for three months. I have therefore asked him to come and see me before his board fixes charges for the twelve months from 1 April 1989.