HC Deb 28 February 1972 vol 832 cc28-9W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total annual extraction of water from the River Severn by water authorities in England.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Abstraction varies between wet and dry years, but I understand from the Severn River Authority that in 1971 it amounted to 28,591 million gallons.