§ 85. Mr. Kitson
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will now make a statement regarding the Stokesley Flood Relief Scheme; and what contribution Her Majesty's Government is prepared to give to the Wear and Tees River Board to make it possible for work to begin.
§ Mr. Scott-Hopkins
My right hon. Friend regrets that, despite full and sympathetic consideration of all the arguments put forward in favour of this scheme, he cannot approve it for grant-aid because its benefit would not justify its cost.