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Hooper questions 'inappropriate' water rate rise

Matter to be raised in Keys

Ramsey MHK Lawrie Hooper has branded a decision to use income from the Island's water rate to pay off the electricity debt 'inappropriate'.

Manx Utilities owes around £500million after the former debt-laden electricity body merged with the old Water Authority two years ago.

Mr Hooper asked questions in the House of Keys this week after the recent news of a 6.4 per cent rise in the water rate.

He's now calling for honesty - but stopped short of calling the move illegal:

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