§ 107 and 108. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
asked the Minister of Health (1) why the precedents, by which in local Acts provisions for safeguarding landscape of special beauty have been officially defined, have not been followed in the case of the Whitehaven Corporation Waterworks Order, 1947, embodying his approval of the establishment of Ennerdale reservoir.
(2) whether, having obtained assurances from Whitehaven Corporation that they will employ a landscape architect and will invite the comments of the Royal Fine Art Commission in connection with Ennerdale reservoir, he will embody these conditions of his consent in the wording of the Order approving its establishment.
§ Mr. J. Edwards
Conditions for safeguarding amenities were attached to my right hon. Friend's decision. It was unnecessary to include further provisions in the Order since the conditions would, if necessary, be enforced by my right hon. Friend's refusal to consent to borrowing and to authorise the carrying out of the works.
§ 110. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge
asked the Minister of Health whether he will present to Parliament the Whitehaven Corporation Waterworks Order, 1947, and the relevant Compulsory Purchase Order jointly as a single Order so that opportunity may be afforded for discussing the 106W omission from the former of any reference to those conditions, the promised honouring of which led to his approving the Ennerdale Reservoir Scheme.
§ Mr. J. Edwards
No, Sir. The Orders were made under different Acts. My hon. Friend may, however, rest assured that there is no question of the conditions which were attached to my right hon. Friend's approval not being enforceable in the unlikely event of enforcement being necessary.