HC Deb 26 July 1978 vol 954 c748W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the total gross expenditure on rate fund services in Scotland for each year since 1975–76 including an estimate for 1978–79; and what is the total expenditure on wages and salaries expressed as a percentage of gross expenditure on rate fund services for each year.

Mr. Milian

Information on total expenditure on rate fund services is not yet complete for the years since 1975–76. The following table shows expenditure on salaries and wages on the rate fund services against net expenditure relevant for rate support grant purposes. excluding expenditure on housing.

was the total revenue for water services of the regional councils for each year since 1975; and what proportion was met from (a) industrial premises, (b) commercial premises, and (c) domestic premises.

Mr. Milian

The latest year for which information is available is 1975–76 when the provisional income of the water supply accounts of Scottish local authorities was £45.1 million. This sum comprises revenue from public and domestic water rates—£0.4 million—meter charges—£13.3 million—and Exchequer grants—£1.4 million—but information is not available on the amounts paid by different categories of ratepayers.

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