HC Deb 16 December 1954 vol 535 cc182-3W
89. Mr. Alport

asked the Minister of Agriculture the reasons for the delay in providing the flood defences required in the Hythe area of Colchester; and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. Amory

Having regard to the exceptional commitments of the Essex River Board following the East Coast floods in 1953, I cannot accept that there has been undue delay on its part in dealing with the protection of the Hythe area.