Utilities (Privatisation)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Trade and Industry – in the House of Commons at 1:45 pm on 4th December 1996.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Minister of State (Energy and Industry) 1:45 pm, 4th December 1996

My hon. Friend makes a good point. Since 1990, the water companies have invested about £15 billion and they intend to invest about £24 billion in future years to improve water quality. All that will be done at no cost to the taxpayer.