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Howard on water privatisation

Title
Howard on water privatisation
Genre
Interview
TX Date
5 Aug 1989
Year of production
1989
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Duration
00:00:58
Description
Interview with Environment Minister Michael Howard, on likely customer water price rises following privatisation of the industry in 1989. The Government today limited the companies to a maximum average increase of 5 percent above inflation. But at the current inflation rate that could mean a 13 percent increase. The water companies wanted bigger rises to pay for anti-pollution measures. Howard says the price rises are a good deal for the customer. Male interviewer not identified.
Contributors
Michael Howard
Keywords
Prices; Inflation; Water supply; Privatization; Water pollution; Water; Costs; Water treatment; Water companies

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