HC Deb 08 February 1995 vol 254 c266W
Mrs. Ann Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is his estimate of the number of households with water meters which have been installed(a) voluntarily and (b) compulsorily.

Mr. Atkins

The Office of Water Services estimates that 1.1 million households in England and Wales currently have water meters. Information on the proportion of households metered voluntarily and compulsorily is not available.