HC Deb 04 February 1980 vol 978 c32W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the estimated average national increase in domestic water rates for 1980.

Mr. Fox

Not all water authorities have finalised their budgets for 1980–81, but, on the best information we have, the average national increase for water services charges in England and Wales is likely to be about 22 per cent.