§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average water charge for each region in Scotland for the year 1982–83.
§ Mr. Rifkind
Information in the form requested is not available to my Department for the year 1982–83. The domestic water rates leviable on consumers in Scottish regions in 1982–83 will be as follows:
Region Pence per £ of rateable value Borders 11 Central 10 Dumfries and Galloway 11.5 Fife 7 Grampian 13 Highland 15 Lothian 9 Strathclyde 10 Tayside 9
In addition, all subjects contribute further to water and sewerage expenditure through the public water and regional rates. There are also metered and special charges. Because water and sewerage services in Scotland are provided by local authorities with different charging arrangements from regional water authorities in England and Wales, their average water charges are not directly comparable.