§ Mr. Nicholls
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what is the cost of his Department's expenditure on water and sewerage in(a) the current year and (b) each of the three previous years.
§ Miss Widdecombe
It is not possible to separate the costs of water from sewerage because the cost of water and sewerage for some buildings are part of service charges paid to landlords, which do not show these items separately. However, the following table shows the overall expenditure on water utilities for each financial year since 1991–92:
Expenditure on Water Includes Sewerage and "Metered" Water Supplies Year £ 1994–95 (spend to date)1 1,224.950 1993–94 1,895.103 1992–93 1,789.079 1991–92 2,078.444 1 End February 1995.