§ Mr. Michael Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many drought orders are currently in existence and which counties are affected.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
As at 16th June 1976, 26 drought orders are in force in England and Wales. These have been made to alleviate difficulties with water supply in parts of the following counties: Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Kent, Sussex, Dorset, Somerset, Devon, Gwent, South Glamorgan and Mid-Glamorgan.