§ Mr. Lidington
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will ask the Director General of Ofwat to explain his failure to reply to the letter dated 18 January from the hon. Member for Aylesbury about cesspool emptying charges; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Atkins
This is a matter for the Director General of Water Services. However, I understand that he will reply to the hon. Member's letter shortly.