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Water Charges

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list in the Official Report those water companies and authorities which have local Act powers to reduce water charges to low income consumers; which do so and on what basis: and which have plans to withdraw such concessions in the next 12 months.

As far as I am aware, the following water authorities have powers to reduce water rates in consideration of poverty. These powers are restricted, however, to the supply areas

DWELLINGS UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN CORNWALL–1969 TO 1976 (AT 31ST JANUARY)
19691970197119721973197419751976Number 1976*
Public Sector5894636306936686207249331,064
Private Sector2,5532,5612,6382,7623,5533,9343,4173,5413,489
TOTAL3,1423,0243,2683,4554,2214,5544,1414,4744,553
* At 31st December.