HC Deb 21 January 1988 vol 125 cc795-6W
Mr. Gordon Brown

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the percentage rise in average water rates for Scotland has been between 1979 and the latest date available in(a) cash and (b) real terms.

Mr. Lang

Comparison of rates between years before and after 1985 is not straightforward, because of revaluation. The percentage rise in average domestic water rate bills for Scotland between 1979–80 and 1987–88 has been 156.7 per cent. in cash terms and 47.9 per cent. in real terms.

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