HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 cc271-2
19. Mr. Peter Mills

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will now announce his decision on the proposals to build an impounding reservoir at Meldon, Okehampton, in view of the urgency of this matter.

Mr. MacColl

My right hon. Friend hopes to be able to do so soon.

Mr. Mills

This delay is very serious. The Minister does not seem to be able to make up his mind. Does he realise that this serious delay could cause much trouble if we have a dry summer? A decision must be made fairly soon.

Mr. MacColl

I agree with the hon. Member that this is a very serious matter, which involves the question of reser- voirs in the National Park. My right hon. Friend will examine the question very carefully.