HC Deb 09 February 1971 vol 811 cc97-8W
Mr. Braine

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will confirm that there will be no additional financial burden placed on downstream local authorities as a result of the raising of their river flood defences because of higher tide levels caused by any closure of the barrier which is to be erected to protect London.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

This matter is at present under discusion between the Essex and Kent River Authorities and the Greater London Council. I have recently written to my hon. Friend and I will of course keep him informed when the local bodies concerned reach their conclusions.

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