HC Deb 21 April 1972 vol 835 cc162-3W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what consultations he has had with the Water Resources Board about its future in the new arrangements for water supply and management; and what proposals he has for ensuring continuity of research and related planning activities.

Mr. Graham Page

The board has given us its views on the best arrangements for continuing the work of its staff, and my right hon. Friend has discussed these with the chairman. There is a substantial measure of agreement and more detailed discussions are now taking place. A consultation paper will be circulated shortly about the National Water Council, which is to replace the board under the Government's proposals.

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