HC Deb 21 March 1951 vol 485 cc299-300W
Major Legge-Bourke

asked the Minister of Local Government and Planning, if he will state, with regard to rural water schemes in England and Wales, the value of schemes submitted to him for approval; of schemes approved in principle but not yet authorised to go to tender; of schemes authorised for commencement, but not yet completed; of grants paid in respect of these schemes;

to the latest date in Salford, Wolverhampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Sheffield and Bradford, respectively; and the relations in percentage which the figures bear to Mr. Ellis Smith asked the Minister of the respective populations.

Mr. Dalton

The information is as follows:

of grants promised, but not yet paid, in respect of schemes, respectively, up to the latest convenient date; and how far delay in the payment of grants promised will be caused as a result of revisions of the capital investment programme arising from re-armament.

Mr. Dalton

The following details relate to the period from the end of the war to 28th February, 1951:

  1. (1) Value of all rural water schemes submitted for approval: £59,859,149.
  2. (2) Value of schemes approved in principle but not yet authorised to go to tender: £14,081,296.
  3. (3) Value of schemes authorised to start (completed and incompleted): £22,593,782.
  4. (4) Grants promised finally or conditionally under the Rural Water Supplies and Sewerage Act, 1944: £9,142,769.
  5. (5) Portion of (4) paid to 28th February, 1951: £1,445,175.

There is no reason to expect delay in payment of grants promised for schemes already approved.

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