HC Deb 28 October 1976 vol 918 cc307-9W
Mr. Ward

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when the report on the study of storage of water in The Wash will be published.

Mr. Denis Howell

The Central Water Planning Unit's report is being published

Tokyo; and what is his latest assessment of the cost/percentage increase of importing the extra crude oil which would be necessary if the lead content was reduced to 0.15g/litre.

Mr. Denis Howell

The information is as follows:

many are still under consideration; and how many houses are involved in each case.

Mr. Armstrong

Particulars for individual authorities are given in the following table. No schemes have been rejected:

today. The study has established that construction of storage reservoirs on the foreshore of the Wash is a practicable proposition, though it is estimated that water from a reservoir there would cost at least 50 per cent. more than water from comparable inland reservoirs in South-East England. The report concludes that, on present estimates of demand and tak- ing account of other possible ways of augmenting supplies, a storage scheme in the Wash is unlikely to be required this century. It will be for the Anglian Water Authority to take into account the outcome of the study in preparing its long-term plans.