§ Mr. Burgon
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions in what ways he expects the Environment Agency and the Director General of Water Services to ensure that water companies have satisfactory plans for maintaining public water supplies. 
§ Mr. Meacher
My Department together with the Welsh Office, has today published Maintaining Public Water Supplies—Ministerial guidance to the Director General of Water Services and to the Environment Agency on issues arising in the preparation of Water Resources Plans by the water companies of England and Wales. Copies are available in the Library of the House.