§ Mr. Chataway
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has yet informed the London County Council of his decision on the Council's proposals for flood relief work in the Manor Lane area of North Lewisham.
The London County Council's proposals for flood relief work in the Manor Lane area of North Lewisham form part of comprehensive proposals for the improvement of the 69W River Ravensbourne. The comprehensive proposals estimated to cost nearly £5 million are still being considered but, in view of the urgency of dealing with flooding in the Manor Lane area, it has been agreed that this work should proceed without prejudice to its consideration for grant aid as part of the comprehensive proposals. The London County Council have been informed accordingly.