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Lead Piping

Volume 21: debated on Monday 29 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) what estimate he has made of the number of houses in England where lead tanks and pipes will be replaced during the financial year 1982–83;(2) what figures are available for the number of houses in England where water lead levels are above the danger limit laid down by the World Health Organisation;

(3) what financial resources are available in England in 1982–83 for indentifying homes with dangerous water and for replacing lead pipes and tanks; and what plans he has for increasing those resources.