§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what estimate he has made of the total job losses(a) in England and Wales and (b) in Scotland arising from redundancies in the water industry; and if he will make a statement. 0531W
§ Mr. Meacher
In respect of England and Wales, I refer the right hon. Member to my answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Plymouth, Sutton (Mrs. Gilroy) on 27 October 1999,Official Report, columns 871–72W.
The water industry in Scotland is a matter for the Scottish Executive.