HC Deb 27 June 1979 vol 969 cc231-2W
33. Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the estimated date for the completion of the Sheffield and South Yorkshire navigation scheme; and if he will ensure that all necessary efforts will take place for the scheme to be completed as early as possible.

Mr. King

Present plans are for full completion by mid-1982 with the canal open to the boats of up to 700 tonnes as far as Mexborough and up to 400 tonnes as far as Rotherham earlier in that year.