§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average annual cost of septic tank emptying in each region in Scotland.
§ Mr. McElhone
This information is not available. Depending on the use they make of their powers under the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968, regional and islands councils may empty septic tanks with or without direct charge to the owner. Tanks may also be emptied by private arrangements.