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Water Authorities

Volume 124: debated on Monday 14 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give the total revenue raised in the current financial year by each water authority; and if he will express this as a per capita sum for each adult over 18 years in the area of each authority.

The total revenue raised by each water authority in its budget for 1987–88 is set out in the table. These comprise all sources of income taken into revenue account, including grants and other non-charge income and land drainage precepts.

£ million
North West423
Severn Trent455
South West98
Information on the number of adults over 18 years in each water authority area is not held centrally, primarily because water authority areas do not coincide with local authority areas.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the sources and amounts of income and the total expenditure of each water authority in England and Wales in 1986.

The income and expenditure of the water authorities in England and Wales was set out in their annual reports and accounts for 1986–87 which were laid before Parliament on 15 July 1987. Copies are available in the Library. This information is summarised in "Water Facts" published annually by the Water Authorities Association. I will place a copy of the edition covering 1986–87 in the Library as soon as it is available.