HL Deb 24 May 1994 vol 555 c33WA
Lord Williams of Elvel

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are satisfied that the decision to introduce thin wall plastic piping to the United Kingdom sewerage network under the Water Industry Certification Scheme followed the customary procedure of public consultation with interested parties and, if not, why not.

The Earl of Arran

The Water Industry Certification Scheme (WICS) is operated as a private company. Its product assessment capability and procedures were developed at the request of the water industry and are entirely a matter for the industry.