HC Deb 19 July 1978 vol 954 c228W
30. Mr. Parker

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if the necessary staff is being recruited to carry out the £5 million programme allocated for the current financial year to tackle the maintenance backlog of the British waterways system.

Mr. Denis Howell

As I told my hon. Friend in reply to a Question on 13th June, the staffing proposals put forward by the British Waterways Board raise some difficult issues, in relation to pay policy. These are being urgently considered.—[Vol. 951, c. 461.]