§ Mr. PENNY
asked the Minister of Health whether he proposes to take any action on the Report of the Inter-Departmental Committee on the Thames and Lea Conservancies; and whether consideration will be given to the claims of the Thames and its amenities to a grant from the Exchequer or assistance from some existing national fund?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
I understand that the Thames and Lea Conservancy Boards and the Metropolitan Water Board are now considering the promotion of legislation as a result of the Committee's Report. I can hold out no hope of a grant from national funds.