HC Deb 05 June 1962 vol 661 c30W
Mr. Pargiter

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether it is his intention, in accordance with the policy outlined in Water Conservation, Command Paper No. 1693, to designate the Greater London Council as the water authority for the whole of the area within its boundaries.

Dr. Hill

As stated in paragraph 56 of the White Paper on Water Conservation, consultations are still in progress about the arrangements to be made in Greater London. The area of the Greater London Council would not be a suitable unit for one of the river authorities proposed in the White Paper. But I have suggested that the Council should be given certain of the flood prevention functions which river authorities will exercise elsewhere.