§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of the gross financial undertakings of each regional water authority has been taken up by administrative costs annually since the present set-up came into being.
§ Mr. Fox
The following table shows regional water authorities' non-manual staff costs expressed as a percentage of total revenue expenditure for the year in question. Comparison between years is affected by there having been regrading of staff from manual to non-manual and by the fact that it has not been possible to show changes in other administrative costs.
Alnwick district council, in response to representations last month for an increased allocation under the homes insulation scheme, that no extra financial resources are available.