HC Deb 05 May 1988 vol 132 cc563-4W
Mr. Tony Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Newham, North-West of 14 April,Official Report, column 234, if he will name the member of the London Residuary Body whose remuneration was reduced.

Mr. Chope

Mr. Jack Esling.

Water Authority standing charges 1985–86 to 1987–88
Standing charges Water and Sewerage comhined
Water authority 1985–86 £.p 1986–87 £.p 1987–88 £.p
North West 14.50 16.00 17.00
Northumbrian 20.00 21.00 22.00
Severn Trent1 0.00 0.00 0.00
Yorkshire 9.00 10.00 11.00
Anglian 30.30 33.30 35.10
Thames 24.00 24.00 24.00
Southern 22.30 24.10 26.00
Wessex1 0.00 0.00 0.00
South West 31.20 32.00 33.0
1 Severn Trent and Wessex both have minimum charges.

Source: Water Authority annual charges returns to DOE.

Mr. David Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in theOfficial Report figures showing the average annual payments in water rates per household in each of Devon, Somerset, Dorset and Wiltshire, in each year since 1982.

Mr. Moynihan

The information requested is not available for individual local authorities.

Mr. David Nicholson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what information he has as to what water rate was charged by(a) the South Western water authority and (b) the Wessex water authority in each year since 1974.

Mr. Moynihan

The information on water rates requested is set out in the accompanying table for each of the English water authorities. The table shows the average household bill for customers connected to both water and sewerage and being charged on the basis of rateable value. Information on average bills for 1988–89 is still being analysed by the Department and is not yet available for publication.