HC Deb 25 November 1986 vol 106 cc233-5W
Mr. Craigen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what has been the cost of maintaining the remaindered Forth and Clyde canal in each of the past five years; and what have been the receipts during the corresponding period.

capita for each shire county of each of the following services: education, social services, county surveyors' departments and any other service consuming 10 per cent. or more of county council funds showing also total county council costs per capita in each case according to the numbers of population in the county at the time and the overall average in each case.

Mr. Chope

The net current expenditure per capita by service for each shire county in 1985–86 is as follows. Separate information on the cost of surveyors' departments is not available.

Mr. John Patten

Responsibility for the maintenance of the Forth and Clyde canal is a matter of day-to-day management by the British Waterways Board. The figures are as follows:

Total Direct Expenditure Income
1981 200 100
1982 283 140
1983 365 119
1984–85 (15 months) 481 163
1985–86 400 75