HC Deb 17 December 1980 vol 996 cc218-9W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing the percentage increase in domestic water charges for each of the water authority areas in England and Wales for the period from the inception of these authorities to the current year.

Mr. Fox

The following table shows the percentage increase in the average domestic water services charges for the period from 1974–75 to 1980–81.

Authority Per cent. increase
North-West 174.6
Northumbrian 195.4
Severn-Trent 166.5
Yorkshire 202.5
Anglian 152.2
Thames 177.5
Southern 117.6
Wessex 192.5
South-West 173.4
Welsh 164.2

The average domestic water services charge includes charges for water supply, sewerage and environmental services.