HC Deb 02 November 1970 vol 805 c646
13. Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if, in view of the delay since the inquiry into the application of the Central Flintshire Water Board to construct a river intake pipeline and treatment works to abstract water from the River Dee, he will give an early decision.

Mr. Peter Thomas

Complex engineering and financial questions are involved. A decision will be announced as soon as possible.

Mr. Jones

Is the Secretary of State aware that water is the key to the prosperity of Flintshire, and that industrial growth in that area is, to a degree, being stultified by a lack of decision by his office?

Mr. Peter Thomas

I am fully aware of the feelings which are expressed in Flintshire about these matters.