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Council Houses (Purchase Terms)

Volume 87: debated on Tuesday 26 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what would be the weekly payment, at current interest rates but not including rent or rates, required to service purchase of a council flat or house valued at £20,000, £25,000, £30,000, £35,000, £40,000,

of public sewers in the Yorkshire and Humberside region which are in poor condition; and what proportion of the total this represents.

Yorkshire water authority has tentatively estimated that 200 out of the 2,400 miles forming the critical parts of its sewer network, and 1,150 of the remaining 12,400 miles, may be in poor structural condition. Information is not available for the Yorkshire and Humberside region as the economic region and the water authority areas differ. Investment in sewers has risen from £161 million in 1978–79 to around £290 million this year. Overall investment by water authorities (DOE services) will rise from around £818 million this year to £900 million next year.