HC Deb 22 October 1953 vol 518 cc279-80W
55. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the proposals of the Essex branch of the Farmers' Union to dam certain tidal creeks and inlets on the Essex rivers as a greater protection against flooding and as a contribution to land reclamation have now been considered; and whether he will introduce legislation to enable the scheme to be carried out.

Sir T. Dugdale

The Essex River Board have asked for a works authorisation under the Coastal Flooding (Emergency Provisions) Act, 1953, to dam certain tidal creeks on the River Crouch and the River Roach. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Transport and I are considering representations from the Essex Farmers' Union and other interested parties, including a suggestion for a public local inquiry, and hope to reach a decision soon.