§ Wing Commander Bullus
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs, what steps he intends to take to prevent flooding of the Wealdstone Beck in the Preston Hill, Wembley, area.
§ Mr. Bevins
The Middlesex County Council have decided to start work in the current financial year on a £75,000 scheme (for which my right hon. Friend has promised loan sanction) to remove obstructions in the lower reaches of the brook, and they expect this to improve conditions upstream also. Their experience of the effects of this scheme will guide them in deciding whether any further work is needed to prevent flooding in the upper reaches, including Preston Hill.