asked the Secretary of State for the Environment by what percentage water rates and sewerage charges have risen in the last two years as compared with the average rise in (a) domestic household rates and (b) the general cost of living index.
The information requested is as follows :
|Percentage increase for last two years 1978–79 compared with 1980–81.|
|Water and sewerage charges||36·79|
|Domestic household rates||50·53|
|Retail Price Index (April 1980 compared with April 1978)||34·0|