HC Deb 15 February 1922 vol 150 c996
35. Brigadier-General COLVIN

asked the Minister of Health if it is intended to take any steps to carry out the recommendation made by Mr. P. M. Crossthwaite, in his Report to the Local Government Board, dated 30th June, 1919, on the flooding of the Lee Valley, that one central authority should control the whole watershed; and whether he will convene a conference of the riparian authorities concerned with a view to appointing this authority?


I am advised that the cost of a complete scheme for the prevention of flooding in the Lee Valley would be out of all proportion to the benefits to be derived from it, and, therefore, I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by convening a conference of riparian authorities for the object suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend.

Brigadier-General COLVIN

Will the right hon. Gentleman say if he approves of the suggestion that the whole of the administration of the Lee Valley should be placed under one authority?


I will consider that question.