WQ89570 (e) Wedi’i gyflwyno ar 10/11/2023

Sut mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn cysoni darpariaethau Deddf y Diwydiant Dŵr 1991, sy'n annog cystadleuaeth yn y sector dŵr, gyda'i Datganiad Blaenoriaethau ac Amcanion Strategol ar gyfer Ofwat, nad yw'n annog cystadleuaeth yn y sector?

Wedi'i ateb gan Y Gweinidog Newid Hinsawdd | Wedi'i ateb ar 22/11/2023

The Water Industry Act 1991 requires Ofwat and the Welsh Government to “protect the interests of consumers, wherever appropriate by promoting effective competition”. Our SPS sets out where we believe promotion of competition is not appropriate:

“The Welsh Government does not support the introduction of competition where the activity of new entrants would reduce companies’ overall accountability for the delivery of excellent services to customers and the environment; nor where it would threaten the integrity and efficiency of the management of the water system; nor where it cannot clearly be evidenced that it would be beneficial to customers. The Welsh Government does not support the fragmentation of the water industry in Wales and further promotion of competition is undesirable.”