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Water Abstraction Boreholes

Volume 403: debated on Tuesday 8 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Salisbury on 7 February 2003, Official Report, column 466W, on water abstraction boreholes, what the daily abstraction rate is from (a) all 24 boreholes, (b) the emergency borehole when in use, (c) the largest volume borehole and (d) the smallest volume borehole. [98649]

The abstraction rate from individual boreholes has security implications and I am therefore withholding it under Exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.For all the boreholes within the scope of Project Aquatrine in the Salisbury Plain area (either in use, inactive or emergency), the daily average total abstraction rate is approximately 10,169m