§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will indicate the percentage increase in the charges levied in the current year by the North West Water Board in Ormskirk and Kirkby;
(2) why the North West Water Board has been allowed to increase its charges in Ormskirk and Kirkby by over 100 per cent.64W
§ Mr. Denis Howell
Combined charges in 1978–79 for unmeasured water supply and sewage disposal and environmental services by the North-West Water Authority will decrease in Ormskirk by 3.2 per cent. and increase in Kirkby by 10.4 per cent. It is important to remember that the Water Authority is for the first time billing consumers direct for sewerage and environmental services, and these charges are thus not included this year in rate demands from the local authorities.