HC Deb 12 January 1971 vol 809 cc22-3W
Mr. Jeffrey Archer

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration he gives to the possible alternative use of river barrages when considering whether to allow reservoirs to be built on agricultural land.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

The Strategy for water resources development is provided in the Water Resources Board's Regional Studies. These examine all alternatives, including estuarial barrages.