HC Deb 11 November 1958 vol 595 c170
11. Mr. Robert Jenkins

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, to what extent the problem of silting in estuaries is being considered by a Government research organisation.

Mr. H. Nicholls

The Hydraulics Research Station of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research at Wallingford is studying silting in estuaries in two ways—by investigating and advising on specific problems, when asked to do so by the interested authorities, and by a programme of background research based on field studies and an analysis of surveys over periods of years.