§ 44. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will give an assurance that no part of the cost of the Farndale scheme, that is being promoted by the Yorkshire Ouse and Hull River Authority for the benefit of users of water in Hull and Sheffield, will be borne by water users in the area of the Ryedale Joint Water Board.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
No. As I have already explained in a letter to the right hon. Member, I think it appropriate that any costs which river authorities incur on regional projects of this kind should be met through charges levied on abstractors generally.