§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish in the Official Report (1) details of the water rates for measured and non-measured supplies in the 1975–76 year for each district in England and Wales and (2) details of any standard surcharges for water service that apply in any water authority area.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
The information requested is not available by districts. The table below shows for each water authority the expected average rate for measured and unmeasured water supply in 1975–76. I am not aware of any standard surcharges for water services.
Unmeasured Water Supply Measured Water Supply Estimated average Rate (p) Estimated average charge (p per 1,000 gallons) Regional Water Authorities: North West 8.7 42.5 Northumbrian 7.43 37.85 Severn-Trent 7.2 42.3 Yorkshire 10.06 40.9 Anglian 7.6 37.8 Thames 3.85 35.0 Southern 6.9 43.2 Wessex 7.5 45.7 South West 10.0 49.7 Welsh National Water Development Authority 16.0 50.0