§ 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.