asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what level of water reserves are held by the North West water authority; and how this compares with last year.
Detailed records are not held centrally and up-to-date information should be sought from the water authority. However, I understand that surface water stocks in the major reservoirs range upwards from 80 per cent. ofcapacity and are holding up well as a result of the recent spell of wet weather. Ground water levels are satisfactory for the time of year.The water authority considers that the position is rather better than in April 1984.