Water Rates (Payment)

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1964.

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Photo of Mr Paul Dean Mr Paul Dean , Somerset North 12:00 am, 24th November 1964

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how many of the total number of water undertakings have arrangements for the payment of water rates at council offices; and how many water undertakings are proposing to withdraw such facilities.

Photo of Mr James MacColl Mr James MacColl , Widnes

I regret that this information is not available.

Photo of Mr Paul Dean Mr Paul Dean , Somerset North

Would the Minister agree that it is highly desirable for people, particularly for old people who usually pay their rates in cash, that these facilities should continue to be available?

Photo of Mr James MacColl Mr James MacColl , Widnes

It is really a matter for the local undertaking to make its own arrangements, and I think that it depends on local circumstances as to what is best and most convenient for the people.