HC Deb 31 October 1996 vol 284 c191W
Ms Roseanna Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what was the amount of regional water authorities' debt written off before privatisation. [1521]

Mr. Clappison

Debts to the Exchequer of £5,028 million were written off as part of the capital restructuring of the water industry in England and Wales for privatisation.