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Title: The government's policy for a public regulatory body in a privatised water industry
Author: National Rivers Authority
Document Type: Monograph
The Government has considered the responses to the policy and consultation paper on the National Rivers Authority published in July 1987. Nearly 350 responses were received, and there was widespread welcome for the proposal for a national body which will retain the water authorities' regulatory and river basin functions in the public sector after the privatisation of the water authorities' main functions. A summary of the main issues raised in the consultation is at Annex A. On the basis of this response, the Government reaffirms its commitment to the creation of a National Rivers Authority. This will be done in the same Bill which will transfer the utility functions of the ten water authorities in England and Wales, that is water supply and sewerage, to utility companies constituted as public limited companies under the Companies Act 1985. These will subsequently be offered for sale to private investors.
Publisher: National Rivers Authority
Publication Date: 1987
Publication Place: Bristol
Subject Keywords: Water industryRegulationsNational Rivers AuthorityGovernmentPolicies
Geographic Keywords: EnglandWales
Extent: n.p. [28]
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