HC Deb 29 November 1978 vol 959 cc255-6W
Mr. Grieve

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he proposes to implement the recommendations in the Fraenkel report for urgently needed restoration work on the United Kingdom's canals.

Mr. Denis Howell:

My right hon. Friend announced on 9th November last year that £5 million was to be allocated to the British Waterways Board for spending in 1978–79 on urgent arrears of maintenance work involving public safety identified by the Fraenkel report. Subsequently a further £5 million was allocated for spending in 1979–80.