§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set out in the Official Report the effect on each water authority of the autumn statement's changes in loan repayments.
§ Mr. MacFarlane
In 1985–86 the water authorities net borrowing and other external finance will be limited to £203 million, of which £20 million is for the Welsh water authority. English water authorities are still being consulted on the allocation of external finance to individual authorities, but only the Thames water authority will be expected to repay outstanding loans.