HC Deb 31 July 1974 vol 878 c280W
Mr. Eldon Griffiths

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much money at constant prices was invested on capital account in new water, sewage disposal and sewerage schemes in the financial years 1969 to 1973 respectively.

Mr. Denis Howell

Capital expenditure on water, sewerage and sewage disposal schemes in England in the financial years 1969–70 to 1972–73 has been as follows:

£ millions (at November 1973 prices)
1969–70 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73
251.3 293.8 320.7 329.7

It is not possible to distinguish between expenditure on new schemes and ongoing schemes in the years concerned.