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Lead Piping

Volume 21: debated on Monday 29 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has made of the number of houses in Wales where lead tanks and pipes will be replaced during the financial year 1982–83.

No such estimate has been made. The Government will be issuing guidance to local authorities, jointly for England and Wales, on the eligibility of replacement works for home improvement grant.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what figures are available for the number of homes in Wales where water lead levels are above the danger limit laid down by the World Health Organisation.

No reliable figures are available but the best estimate suggests that there may be some 20,000–30,000 dwellings in Wales with a residual lead-in-water problem after a programme of chemical treatment of water supplies has been carried out.

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what financial resources are available in Wales in 1982–83 for identifying homes with dangerous water and for replacing lead pipes and tanks; and what plans he has for increasing these resources.

I am satisfied that adequate resources are available for identifying houses in Wales requiring replacement of lead pipes and tanks.