HC Deb 14 January 1964 vol 687 c4W
36. Mr. Bullard

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what purpose the Crown Estates Commissioners propose to acquire the share capital of the Norfolk Estuary Company; and whether it is intended that the Commissioners shall make a thorough new survey of the possibilities of land reclamation combined with benefits to land drainage and navigation in the Wash.

Mr. Maudling

The Crown Estate Commissioners' proposal is to acquire some 1,000 acresof farm land already reclaimed by the Norfolk Estuary Company and rights vested in the company to reclaim a large area of tidal land. The Commissioners who already have substantial interests in this area will let the farm land and will embank areas of tidal land as these become ripe for reclamation. Land drainage and navigation authorities will be consulted when reclamation schemes are prepared. They will not acquire the share capital of the company which will be wound up under a Private Bill to be presented in this Session.