HC Deb 03 May 1972 vol 836 c151W
65. Mr. Rose

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many miles of canals are currently being used for recreational purposes; and what extension of facilities and waterways are planned for 1972 and 1973.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths:

About 2,000 miles of canals in Great Britain are used for a variety of recreational purposes. The British Waterways Board's current plans for these two years include substantial improvement of 123 miles of their system for recreation.

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