HC Deb 20 December 1995 vol 268 c1231W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what estimates he has made of the likely cost of constructing a water grid in Great Britain. [6420]

Mr. Clappison

The National Rivers Authority's discussion document "Water Resources Development Strategy" estimates that the capital cost of a water grid to meet additional demands of 2,000 m1/d would be several billion pounds.