asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will state, with regard to rural water schemes and with regard to sewerage schemes in England and Wales, the respective value of schemes submitted to him for approval; of schemes approved in principle but not yet authorised to go for tender; of schemes authorised for commencement but not yet completed; of schemes completed; of grants promised but not yet paid; and of grants paid, up to 31st October, 1951.
As the answer contains a number of figures, I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL. REPORT.
Following is the statement:
The following details relate to the period from the end of the war to 31st October, 1951. Information on the value of schemes actually completed during that period are not available.
|—||Water Supply||Sewerage and Sewage disposal|
|1. Value of rural schemes submitted for approval||63,803,991||47,692,279|
|2. Value of schemes approved in principle but not yet authorized to go to tender||14,465,206||6,883,060|
|3. Value of schemes authorized for commencement (completed and incompleted)||27,889,571||17,330,883|
|4. Grants promised finally or conditionally under the rural Water Supply and Sewerage Acts, 1944 and 1951||10,801,423||7,525,895|
|5. Portion of (4) paid to 31st October, 1951||2,291,689||1,720,922|