§ Mr. Crowther
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will increase the capital expenditure budget of the Yorkshire water authority to enable it to undertake the necessary works to reduce the level of pollution in the river Don and the river Rother.
§ Mr. Fox
We have no plans to increase the capital expenditure allocation of the Yorkshire water authority. Levels of river pollution are among the factors taken into account in determining the individual capital allocations of the regional water authorities but it is for each water authority to decide its own priorities.