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Rural Water And Sewerage Schemes

Volume 498: debated on Tuesday 8 April 1952

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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 SupplySewerage and Sewage disposal
1. Value of rural schemes submitted for approval63,803,99147,692,279
2. Value of schemes approved in principle but not yet authorized to go to tender14,465,2066,883,060
3. Value of schemes authorized for commencement (completed and incompleted)27,889,57117,330,883
4. Grants promised finally or conditionally under the rural Water Supply and Sewerage Acts, 1944 and 195110,801,4237,525,895
5. Portion of (4) paid to 31st October, 19512,291,6891,720,922