Tuesday 25 June 2019 / 10:54 AM Business / Rebecca Long Bailey / Water

Rebecca Long Bailey supports criminal investigation of Southern Water

Rebecca Long Bailey, Shadow Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, responding to news that Southern Water is under criminal investigation, said:

“I support an investigation into whether criminal charges should be brought against the company and individuals involved in this scandal. It is totally unacceptable that we have one law for the rich and powerful in our country and one for everyone else.

“Sometimes, fines are not enough. The regulator has found that there was a covering up of the extent of underinvestment which included serious risk to the environment and safety of water.

“Instead of ripping off customers and creaming off the profits, Labour will ensure our water companies are run for the benefit of us all by taking them back into public ownership,  lowering bills and investing to safeguard our water quality.”