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British Waterways

Volume 454: debated on Wednesday 13 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely effect of recent reductions in British Waterways’s budget on (a) canal maintenance and (b) the number of people employed by British Waterways. (108271)

This is an operational matter for British Waterways. Major engineering works to the value of £5.6 million have been deferred this year. It is for the Board of British Waterways to decide on its future projects and maintenance programme, together with the staffing levels required to support its operations.