HC Deb 29 July 1976 vol 916 c350W
31. Mr. Onslow

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will ask each of the regional water authorities in England and Wales to let him have their estimate of the cost of bringing all substandard effluent up to the minimum standard recommended by the Royal Commission on Sewage Disposal.

Mr. Denis Howell

Given the limited scope in present economic conditions for expenditure of this kind I see little point in updating the estimae of £610 million at 1970 prices which I gave the hon. Member earlier this year.