HC Deb 14 December 1983 vol 50 cc457-8W
Mr. Steen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects part II of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 will be fully implemented; and what is the estimated cost of the 100 or more staff which could be needed.

Mr. Waldegrave

I expect the main provisions of part II of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 to be available by

£ million constant 1983–84 prices
1979–80 1980–81 1981–82 1982–83 1983–84
Birmingham 19.3 21.3 18.9 26.9 24.1
Docklands* 29.9 32.2 31.7 8.3 7.924
Hackney 17.2 18.9 16.8 12.7 11.00
Islington 10.2 10.35
Lambeth 9.9 11.1 10.3 10.9 13.5
Liverpool* 18.4 21.6 19.5 24.1 24.1
Manchester/Salford 19.0 21.5 18.8 24.8 24.5
Newcastle/Gateshead 13.3 15.9 15.7 20.7 18.00


1. Figures include urban programmes expenditure by metropolitan counties and health authorities in each area.

2. Outturn figures are shown where available for 1982–83 and earlier years. Figures for 1982–83 include expenditure covered by additional allocations offered to local authorities in October 1982. Grant is paid in arrears on 75 per cent. of the cost of approved projects, or on loan charges where projects are financed by borrowing.

* The figures for London docklands and Merseyside authorities exclude allocations to the London docklands and Merseyside development corporations; they also exclude other special projects to promote economic regeneration, improve housing and the environment, and develop the tourist potential of Merseyside.

Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much money, at current prices, has been 1986. Implementation will be fully effected when all exempted discharges have been brought under control. The timing of this will be a matter for consultation.

It is for water authorities to estimate and meet their own costs in this connection. It is the firm intention that overall these should be contained within reducing total real operating costs.