HC Deb 18 December 1973 vol 866 cc289-90W
Mr. Cordle

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much money is spent annually on maintaining and restoring British canals.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Expenditure by the British Waterways Board on maintaining its waterways amounted to about £5 million in 1972. I do not have equivalent information relating to independent waterways.