HC Deb 14 March 1977 vol 928 cc14-5W
Mr. Nicholas Winterton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the level of the water tables in the Severn Trent Water Authority area, the Anglian Water Authority area, and the North West Regional Water Authority area.

Mr. Denis Howell

In the area of the Severn-Trent Water Authority groundwater levels are generally higher than they were at this time last year; in the North West Water Authority area they are normal for the time of year, whilst in the Anglian Water Authority area they are normal or above normal.