HC Deb 07 November 1989 vol 159 cc507-8W
Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the fourth collapse of the 30 in water main running through Battersea and Wandsworth and the steps being taken to prevent recurrence.

Mr. Moynihan

This is a matter for Thames Water, but I understand that it is doing all that it can to minimise such incidents; the most important measure to minimise the risk of failure of this pipeline will be the completion of the relevant section of the London ring main, expected to be in 1992.

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