HC Deb 26 June 1980 vol 987 cc287-8W
Mr. Speller

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he has any comparative figures for consumption of water per head in private households where the supply is metered in other member States of the European Economic Community compared with the un-metered supply in the United Kingdom.

Mr. Fox

The following figures for average domestic metered consumption per head in other member States of the European Community have been taken from a recent publication on European water supply practice. These figures may be compared with the estimated average domestic consumption in England and Wales of 120 litres per head per day (26 gallons).

Member State Consumption per head per day litres
Belgium (Antwerp) 126 (28 gallons)
Denmark (Copenhagen) 150 (33 gallons)
France (Paris) 154 (34 gallons)
Holland (Amsterdam) 120 (26 gallons)
West Germany (Berlin) 135 (30 gallons)