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Gummer on water bills increase

Title
Gummer on water bills increase
Genre
Interview
TX Date
28 Jul 1994
Year of production
1994
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Duration
00:03:32
Description
Malcolm Brown interviews Environment Secretary John Gummer about the imposition of small price increases in household water bills in England and Wales. The curb comes after average increases of twenty-five percent over the last 5 years but is still above the rate of inflation. Gummer welcomes OFWAT’s announcement and defends its Chairman Ian Byatt and the rises, he says they’re needed for improvements.
Contributors
John Gummer; Malcolm Brown
Keywords
Bills; Ombudsman; Costs; Water companies; Independent regulatory commissions; Ofwat; Ian Byatt

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