§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what is the overall cost of the Portaferry sewerage scheme;
(2) what was the estimated total cost of the original full treatment scheme for sewage disposal at Portaferry.
§ Mr. David Mitchell
Final costs of the current Portaferry sewerage scheme involving outfall away from the shore is not yet available. Current estimates are that the scheme will cost approximately £0.35 million. The original part-treatment scheme envisaged merely screening and sedimentation of sewage. The resultant effluent would have been piped to a stream and discharged on the Lough shore near the ferry slipway. The cost of that scheme at current prices is estimated at £0.22 million.