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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 March 2006, 21:39 GMT
MP proposes maximum water charge
A top limit on water and sewerage charges is being proposed by a Devon MP in a bill to be introduced in the Commons on Wednesday.

Torbay MP Adrian Sanders the increase in charges since privatisation means bills in the South West of 450 and more are hitting pensioners.

He wants a maximum of 3% of household income going on water.

The bill is unlikely to become law, but Mr Sanders says its important the issue is kept on the agenda.

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