HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 cc76-7W
Mr. Tugendhat

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what contribution will be made by the Government to the Greater London Council towards the cost of the proposed works for the protection of London from tidal flooding.

Mr. Prior

Grant at a special flat rate of 65 per cent. will be paid towards the approved costs to the Greater London Council of the proposed Barrier, of the associated permanent raising of the river walls downstream of the Barrier, and of the raising of the walls of the Thames in London as an interim measure of protection.