HC Deb 23 July 1968 vol 769 cc51-2W
13. Mr. Hamling

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will set up a general inquiry into the present conditions of Great Britain's rivers and the amount of work remaining to be done to restore their wholesomeness.

Mr. Greenwood

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales and I intend to ask river authorities to collaborate with our Departments in the production of a report on the present state of the rivers of England and Wales, on prospective increases in effluents discharged into them and on work needed to maintain or restore their wholesomeness. Consultations on the scope of the survey will start immediately.