That'll be a first then...
The Ministry has learnt costly lessons from its failings
It will have had to opportunity to learn, but I doubt very much if it has.
Thames Water has been seriously criticised in the past (might still be for all I know) about the quantity of water that leaks away between reservoir and consumer. If gov.uk could be stopped from haemorrhaging our money between collection and "genuinely useful expenditure" then we probably wouldn't have a deficit.