§ Mr. John Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he is now able to dissolve the English residuary water authorities.
§ Mr. Trippier
My right hon. Friend has today dissolved by order the residuary Anglian, Northumbrian, North West, Severn-Trent, Wessex and Yorkshire water authorities. He will dissolve the remaining authorities as soon as they have discharged their functions.