§ Mr. Michael Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the total expenditure of the water authorities in England and Wales on alleviating water pollution for each years since 1974–75; and what proportion of this expenditure was met from revenue rather than capital expenditure.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
The total expenditure of the water authorities in England and Wales on the prevention of pollution and specific environmental improvement is given in the table below, together with the proportion of this expenditure met from revenue expenditure:439W
These figures are derived from the National Water Council's annual reports and accounts and exclude all expenditure on sewage treatment and disposal.