HC Deb 23 October 1973 vol 861 c463W
Mr. Russell Johnston

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of public expenditure was invested in inland waterways during the years 1971 and 1972.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Government grant-in-aid for the inland waterways of the British Waterways Board was £2.5 million in 1971 and £3 million in 1972. The board's capital expenditure was £0.9 million and £1.1 million respectively. Total public expenditure in each of those years was about £25,000 million.