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New Clause 46 - Provision of information to water companies: landlords

Part of Water Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:15 pm on 17th December 2013.

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Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 2:15 pm, 17th December 2013

I am happy to share that information with the Committee, but I do not have it to hand. The Government made an assessment of the correct approach following the discussion with the industry. It is important to give the voluntary approach time to work. The database, which is being launched in March, has not even arrived yet, but the hon. Gentleman is saying that it has failed and that we must move to a different system.