HC Deb 01 August 1957 vol 574 cc1493-4
18. Sir P. Agnew

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now state what progress has been made in the negotiations between the Severn River Board and the British Transport Commission for a scheme to deal with erosion by the River Severn.

Mr. Godber

I regret that I cannot yet add anything to the reply I gave my hon. Friend on 27th June.

Sir P. Agnew

Is my hon. Friend aware that there has been uncertainty about this matter for a very long time? Can he hold out some hope that if I put the Question down again shortly after the House resumes at the end of October he will be able to furnish a more definite reply?

Mr. Godber

I realise that this has been a long time, but it is a very complicated matter. Answering the latter part of the supplementary question, I hope that all sorts of things will appear in a different perspective after we have had a holiday.