§ Mr. Hargreaves
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what decision he has taken on the appointment of the Director General of Water Services from 30 June 1996. 
§ Mr. Gummer
The Secretary of State for Wales and I have decided to reappoint Mr. Byatt until 31 July 2000. This will enable him to carry out and complete the implementation of the outcome of a further periodic review of water charge limits to apply from 1 April 2000.