HC Deb 31 March 1971 vol 814 cc405-6W
161. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether it is his intention that the Thames flood barrage shall be financed on the same basis as the Tay and Forth road bridges, namely, by a charge upon those benefiting from the facility provided.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

The projects are not comparable. The cost of the barrier will be shared between the drainage authority, which is the Greater London Council, and the Government. My right hon. Friend announced the contribution offered by the Government in his reply to my hon. Friend the Member for the Cities of London and Westminster (Mr. Tugendhat) on 23rd March, 1971.—[Vol. 814, c.77.]