§ Mr. Knox
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish a table showing the percentage increases in commercial water charges—including charges for water supply, sewerage, effluent and environmental services—for each of the water authorities in England and Wales for the period from the inception of those authorities to the current year.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
The information requested is not available, and because of variations in the basis of charge it would be very difficult if not impracticable to obtain it. I propose to write to my hon. Friend explaining the difficulty in more detail.