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Water Charges

Volume 19: debated on Monday 1 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales in which district councils in Wales (a) water charges are collected on behalf of the Welsh water authority by including a sum paid by council house tenants as part of their weekly rent payment and (b) the Welsh or other water authority sends bills direct to council house tenants; and whether there are any district council areas remaining in Wales where the council collects money for water as part of its own rate rather than as an agent of the water authority by specific agreement.

All district councils in Wales, except Merthyr, Rhondda and Cynon Valley, collect water charges with council house tenants' weekly rent payments. Brecknock district council will join the exceptions from 1 April 1982. There are no district councils in Wales collecting money for water charges as part of their own rates.