§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much of the estimated expenditure on renewing water pipelines will be met by the transfer of block grant from the Welsh Office.
§ Mr. Wyn Roberts
Welsh water authority expenditure is met from Welsh Office funds only in cases where grants under the Industrial Development Act 1982 or the Rural Water Supplies and Sewerage Act 1944 to 1971 are applicable. My right hon. Friend reviews the authority's external financing limit annually in the light of the authority's needs.