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Welsh Water Authority

Volume 87: debated on Thursday 21 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing, for the Welsh water authority, in cash and real terms, since 1979, taking that as the base year (a)the water rate, (b) the percentage change in water rate, (c) the capital expenditure and (d) the percentage change in capital expenditure.

The information requested for the Welsh water authority is as follows:

£ millionAverage domestic bill cash terms percentage difference£ millionAt 1979–80 prices percentage difference
1979–8049·0849·08
1980–8160·3823·051·915·8
1981–8266·7610·651·53(0·7)
1982–83*81·3418·4*58·5513·6
1983–8486·356·259·411·5
1984–8592·777·460·762·3
1985–86103·9112·064·516·2
* The average rateable value was increased from £ 120 to £124 to more accurately reflect the actual average in the Welsh water authority's area.
£ millionCapital expenditure cash terms percentage difference£ millionAt 1979–80 prices percentage difference
1979–8034·934·9
1980–8138·510·331·0(11·3)
1981–8246·420·537·019·5
1982–8355·920·545·322·5
1983–8450·8(10·6)40·7(10·2)
1984–8541·3(17·4)32·8(19·4)
1985–8653·429·340·322·9
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