§ Sir J. Maitland
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what is the estimated cost of the present sewerage programme authorised by him, either already commenced or shortly to be undertaken, by the Spilsby Rural District 118W Council; and how much of this cost is covered by a Government assistance of any form.
§ Sir K. Joseph
My right hon. Friend has approved the second stage of the Chapel St. Leonards sewerage scheme and also the Anderby Creek scheme: the latest estimated costs are £47,000 and £38,000 respectively. Neither scheme has yet been begun.
The council will be receiving rate deficiency grant of about 35 per cent, on its net rate-borne deficiency as a result of carrying out the work. Sewerage schemes are also considered for grant under the Rural Water Supply and Sewerage Acts, but my right hon. Friend has not felt able to make any award in respect of the Chapel St. Leonards scheme; the Anderby Creek scheme has not yet been considered for this purpose.