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Water Authority Staff

Volume 886: debated on Wednesday 12 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many people are employed in the regional water and drainage authorities in England at the present time; and what is the estimated total salary and wages bill for those personnel in the current financial year and for the coming financial year.

The nine regional water authorities in England are responsible also for drainage in respect of main rivers. They employ some 54,600 people at the present time. The authorities have estimated that their salary and wages bill will be £130·2 million in 1974–75 and £169·2 million in 1975–76.