§ Mr. Dobson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing the number of water disconnections in England in each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Maclean
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Dundee, East (Mr. McAllion) on 24 June,Official Report, column 204. Information prior to 1984–85 was not held centrally. Since privatisation this information is collected by the Director General of Water Services. It is also published by the Water Services Association in "Water Facts", copies of which are in the Library.