HC Deb 03 July 1957 vol 572 c1174

To Secure increased water supplies economically with some Flood Relief Effect.

The pipe line from Lake Vyrnwy to Liverpool passes for some miles North-West of Oswestry over a plain which is underlain by a very porous red sandstone. The proposal is to develop storage of flood waters by way of percolation into this sandstone. The principle is that of operating surface water source in conjunction with underground water reserves, which is advocated by Dr. Stevenson Buchan in a special article in the Financial Times. 26th June…"

I do not read the Financial Times, so I did not see that article. The memorandum also says: