HC Deb 10 June 1986 vol 99 c108W
Mr. Mason

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what are the estimated costs to his Department of carrying out the accepted recommendations of Select Committee reports for the year March 1985 to March 1986.

Mr. Nicholas Edwards

As far as the Committee on Welsh Affairs is concerned, there are no extra costs to my Department for meeting the accepted recommendations of the Committee's report on coastal sewage pollution in Wales. The necessary administrative actions were either in train or would have been put in train as part of the Welsh Office's oversight of water and sewage matters. The Welsh water authority has identified the work needed to improve the quality of bathing waters around the Welsh coast. This has been estimated to cost some £200 million, and the authority plans to complete it over the next 15 years.