§ Lord Norrie
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What resources are available in the current year to the National Rivers Authority for managing and protecting the water environment.
§ Lord Hesketh
I am pleased to announce that, subject to any necessary parliamentary approval, an extra £11 million will be made available to the National Rivers Authority this financial year, if 427WA required. This is additional to the £93 million grant-in-aid already agreed. This decision will enable the authority to continue its planned capital restructuring programme and to carry out the full range of its pollution control and other functions, in line with the Government's commitment to maintaining the quality of the water environment.