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Septic Tank Clearance Charges

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection if she will refer to the Price Commission the proposal by the Macclesfield Borough Council to increase the charge for emptying septic tanks from 55p to £5.

Government policy is to encourage local authorities to charge economic rates for this sort of service. The Price Code applies to charges for local authorities' trading services only.