HC Deb 10 December 1964 vol 703 cc1812-3
Ql. Mr. Temple

asked the Prime Minister which Ministers will be responsible for water resources and river authorities both in England and in Wales.

The First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs (Mr. George Brown)

I have been asked to reply.

I would ask the hon. Member to await the detailed statement promised by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister.

Mr. Temple

Would the First Secretary of State inform the House whether the Secretary of State for Wales is to take over the functions of the Minister of Housing and Local Government with regard to water resources in Wales?

Mr. Brown

I should be very surprised if he did, but I still think that the hon. Gentleman should await the detailed statement.