HC Deb 17 December 1997 vol 303 c211W
Mr. Ernie Ross

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will announce the external finance limits which will apply to the Scottish water and sewerage authorities in 1998–99 and in the following two years. [20741]

Mr. Macdonald

The External Finance Limit (EFL) for the three water authorities has been set at £185.956 million for 1998–99. Indicative EFLs for 1999–2000 and 2000–01 will be determined in the light of the Comprehensive Spending Review.

The allocation of EFLs to each authority in 1998–99 will be: East Authority £58.985 million, North Authority £55.582 million, and West Authority £71.389 million.

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