§ Mr. Foulkes
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many applications he has received for membership of(a) the three new water authorities and (b) the consumer bodies; when he expects to announce the full membership of each of them; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
[holding answer 30 March 1995]: We have received 759 applications for membership of the new water authorities; 384 for membership of the Customers Council; and 103 for chairmanship of the Customers Council.
Membership will be announced in the late spring or early summer.