65. Captain TERRELL
asked the Minister of Transport whether the provisions of the Thames Conservancy Bill have received the approval of the Ministry; and whether he is aware that in the riverside area there are many objections to certain of its provisions?
§ Sir E. GEDDES
The Thames Conservancy Bill is a Private Bill on which I shall, in due course, report to the Committee. The Bill is now being examined, and I fear that I cannot anticipate the Report. I am aware that a number of petitions have been lodged against the Bill, and these will no doubt be considered by the Committee.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that if this Bill becomes law it will kill the up-river sport, and thereby cause a great deal of unemployment?