asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what improvement in impounding water stocks and its distribution within England have been achieved since 1976.
An exhaustive reply would require additional time and involve disproportionate expense. Major water resource developments completed or put in hand since 1976 have included:
Name of Scheme Responsible Authority Kielder Northumbrian WA Grimwith Yorkshire WA Winscar Carsington Severn-Trent WA Rutland Water Anglian WA Ardingly Southern WA Wimbleball South West WA Colliford Roadford
There have also been numerous minor schemes in all authority areas to augment water resources (including groundwater resources as well as impounded water) and to improve distribution.