Water Rate (Southend-on-Sea)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Economic Affairs – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 12th May 1966.

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Photo of Mr William Rodgers Mr William Rodgers , Stockton-on-Tees 12:00 am, 12th May 1966

The hon. Gentleman has got it wrong. The company is having both to meet higher running costs and undertake heavy capital expenditure in order to meet the growing demand for water. That is why it has been found necessary to increase charges.