§ LORD FERRIER
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will be pleased to provide, with reference to Lord Winter-bottom's answer at col. 1194 of the OFFICIAL REPORT, Of October 15, a list of the 13 river authorities who do not subscribe to the Meteorological Office Rainfall Warning Service.
§ LORD BESWICK
There are now only ten river authorities who do not subscribe to the Meteorological Office Rainfall Warning Service, or receive regular rainfall forecasts. These are Avon and Dorset, Bristol Avon, Cornwall, Cumberland, East Suffolk and Norfolk, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Somerset, South-West Wales, and Welland and Nene.
It does not necessarily follow that the flood warning arrangements of these authorities are less effective on that account.
House adjourned at five minutes before five o'clock.