§ Mr. Porter
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to amend the Water Act to make provision for rebates of water and sewerage rates for the needy.
§ Mr. Porter
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will introduce legislation to exempt from water charges water supplied to fire-fighting sprinkler systems.
§ Mr. Fox
I am discussing this particular problem with the National Water
Region Post Appointed Relinquished Remarks Northern … Vice-Chairman J. H. Wilman J. Dunning … Resigned Yorkshire and Humberside Chairman … I. Patnick … R. Hoyle … Not reappointed Vice-Chairman N. Ayling … Prof. A. Patmore Resigned post—remains as member West Midlands Chairman … W. J. Slater … C. Cadbury … Not reappointed but remains as member Eastern … Chairman … F. J. Hill … P. Wayre … Not reappointed Southern … Chairman … R A. Aisher … P. Sage … … Resigned post but remains as member
All other chairmen and vice-chairmen have been reappointed.
The appointments were made on general merit and ability to steer the regional councils concerned through complex tasks for the good of all interests they represent. It is my intention to have a reasonable balance between them.