Water Supply: Northern Ireland — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:21 pm on 9th February 2011.

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Photo of Lord Mawhinney Lord Mawhinney Conservative 3:21 pm, 9th February 2011

My Lords, my noble friend has sought to distinguish between the crisis and the long-term structural inadequacy that most people believe is the reality in Northern Ireland. I hope he will not mind me saying that the big problem that the Northern Ireland people had was not a lack of information so much as a lack of water. Does he believe that getting structural change in the hope that such a crisis will not happen again is more likely to take place if the water service is privatised?