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Publication of Water White Paper
The Government published its White Paper on water, Water for Life, on 8 December 2011. The White Paper sets out the Government’s vision for the water sector including proposals on protecting water resources and reforming the water supply industry.
Terms of reference of inquiry
The Committee announced its inquiry into the Water White Paper on 20 December 2011 and published terms of reference.
Wednesday 22 February - transcript
Witnesses: Alan Sutherland, Chief Executive, Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) and Mark Powles, Chief Executive, Business Stream; Regina Finn, Chief Executive, and Keith Mason, Senior Director of Finance and Networks, Ofwat
Tuesday 6 March 2012 - transcript
Witnesses: The Environment Agency; Consumer Council for Water
Wednesday 7 March 2012 - transcript
Witnesses: Water UK, Anglian Water, and United Utilities; WWF-UK, Action for the River Kennet
Tuesday 27 March 2012 - transcript
Witness: Richard Benyon MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Natural Environment and Fisheries