§ Mr. Hinchliffe
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many families with children were disconnected from water supplies due to non-payment of water rates in 1992.
§ Mr. Maclean
[holding answer 25 January 1993]: Information on disconnections of water supplies to families with children is not available. Total numbers of domestic disconnections for 1991–92 were given in my answer to the hon. Member for Sheffield, Hillsborough (Mrs. Jackson) on 4 November 1992, Official Report, columns 234–35. Information on domestic disconnections for the six month period from 1 April to 30 September 779W 1992 was given in my answer to the hon. Member for Bow and Poplar (Ms. Gordon) on 18 November 1992, Official Report, columns 204–5.