§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what progress has been made in relation to the application by the Welsh water authority on 15 October 1981 for him to seek to resolve the dispute between the Welsh water authority and the Severn-Trent water authority concerning the level of payment which should have been made by the latter authority in the financial year 1982–83 for water which it obtains from Wales.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
My right hon. Friend and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment are considering this application, the WWA's submissions of March and July 1982 and the comments made on them by the Severn-Trent water authority. They will issue their determination as soon as possible.