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Water Charges

Volume 21: debated on Friday 2 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average water charge for each region in Scotland for the year 1982–83.

Information in the form requested is not available to my Department for the year 1982–83. The domestic water rates leviable on consumers in Scottish regions in 1982–83 will be as follows:

RegionPence per £ of rateable value
Borders11
Central10
Dumfries and Galloway11·5
Fife7
Grampian13
Highland15
Lothian9
Strathclyde10
Tayside9
In addition, all subjects contribute further to water and sewerage expenditure through the public water and regional rates. There are also metered and special charges. Because water and sewerage services in Scotland are provided by local authorities with different charging arrangements from regional water authorities in England and Wales, their average water charges are not directly comparable.