HC Deb 04 March 1981 vol 1000 cc123-4W
40. Mr. Edwin Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what progress has been made with the South Yorkshire and Sheffield waterways scheme; and what is the estimated date of completion.

Mr. Giles Shaw

A number of projects have been completed, including the rebuilding of Sprotbrough lock. Work is in hand on further projects and tenders have been invited for others. I shall send the hon. Member details.

The improved waterway is expected to be open to traffic late in 1982 but landscaping and other associated works will continue during 1983.