HC Deb 18 May 1972 vol 837 cc689-90
Q8. Dr. Marshall

asked the Prime Minister whether he is satisfied with the co-ordination between the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and the Secretary of State for the Environment on the provision of public funds for drainage of residential areas; and if he will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

Yes, Sir.

Dr. Marshall

Is it not time that there was in this country a full administrative integration of drainage services in the same way as is now proposed for water services?

The Prime Minister

The hon. Gentle. man may wish to argue this case. I have not seen convincing arguments that such a measure ought to be introduced. But if it should prove to be so, I am perfectly prepared to consider it. At present I do not see the evidence for it.