HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 c179W
79. Mr. Donner

asked the Minister of Health if he will give an assurance that the schemes to inundate the Enborne Valley have now been abandoned.

81. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Health if he will now make a statement on the Metropolitan Water Board's project for flooding the Enborne Valley to make a reservoir.

Mr. Blenkinsop:

The Metropolitan Water Board are primarily responsible for the supply of water to London. I understand that they have abandoned their original proposal for the Enborne Valley and proposals for meeting immediate needs in other ways are being considered. There can, of course, be no guarantee that in no circumstances would any reservoir of any size be constructed in this valley.