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Water Authorities (Expenditure)

Volume 889: debated on Thursday 10 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will publish a table to show, in respect of each of the regional water authorities, the total sums spent during the year 1974–75 and estimated to be required for 1975–76 in order to service past capital expenditure;(2) if he will publish a table to show, in respect of each of the regional water authorities, the total sums spent during the year 1974-75 and estimated to be required for 1975–76 in respect of current operating costs.

The table below shows, for each water authority, the total sums spent during the year 1974–75 and estimated to be required for 1975–76 in respect of current operating costs; and

1974–751975–76
Water AuthorityOperating costsCost of servicing capital expenditure incurred up to and including 1973–74Operating costsCost of servicing capital expenditure incurred up to and including 1974–75
(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)
£000£000£000£000
North-West50,33340,32969,16653,082
Northumbrian11,84710,49817,39112,417
Severn Trent51,46445,55077,09061,110
Yorkshire33,06122,66244,31534,752
Anglian31,33938,23740,59949,610
Thames86,96042,312104,90557,195
Southern29,36914,50339,06420,278
Wessex11,54211,97316,17913,813
South-West10,1359,73113,49014,994
WNWDA31,98517,30344,15826,877