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Hosepipe MP splashes out

Issue No. 2298

Environment minister Richard Benyon has said everyone should “play their part” in the hosepipe ban in southern and eastern England.

But Benyon’s £125 million stately home and 20,000 acre Berkshire estate are exempt from the ban—because he has his own private borehole.

He denies allegations of sprinkling his own lawns.

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Tue 10 Apr 2012, 18:20 BST
Issue No. 2298
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