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Orders of the Day — Utilities Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 3:31 pm on 31st January 2000.

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Photo of Stephen Byers Stephen Byers Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry 3:31 pm, 31st January 2000

I read the comments of Ian Byatt, the water regulator, with interest and am disappointed that he has been so critical. I should have thought that most regulators would support our approach of an arm's length relationship between them and the Government.