HL Deb 22 February 1982 vol 427 c824WA
Lord Melchett

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What will be the total cost of Carsington Reservoir at 1981 prices, how long it is expected that the reservoir will take to build, how many additional jobs (in terms of full-time jobs per year) will be created during the construction period, and how many people will be employed in maintaining, operating and in servicing the reservoir in other ways, and what will be the total cost of this at 1981 prices.

The Earl of Avon

The total cost of Carsington Reservoir Scheme is estimated to be £37 million at 1981 prices and is expected to be completed by late 1985. The number of additional jobs created by the construction of these works is about 400. The average total cost of operating the scheme on completion will be £180,000 at 1981 prices and it will require 10 people to service it.