§ Sir I. Fraser
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how much expenditure was authorised on rural water and sewerage schemes in 1955–56; and his estimate for 1956–57.
§ Mr. Sandys
The figures for 1955–56 are approximately £6.5 million (water) and £10.5 million (sewerage). For the time being each scheme submitted will have to be scrutinised in the light of the considerations mentioned in the Answer to my hon. Friend's Question on 14th March, and I cannot estimate how much I shall be able to authorise in 1956–57.