HC Deb 06 February 1967 vol 740 c219W
87. Mr. Oakes

asked the Minister of Land and Natural Resources what is the policy of his Department on the utilisation of reservoirs and water-collecting areas of land for recreational purposes; and what advice and encouragement is given to water authorities to make such land and reservoirs available for such purposes.

Mr. Willey

It is the Government's policy to encourage recreational use of reservoirs and gathering grounds where it will not endanger public water supply. Advice and encouragement were given last year in a circular issued jointly by my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Education and Science, and myself. I am sending my hon. Friend a copy.