HC Deb 20 December 1972 vol 848 c393W
17. Mr. John Page

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what recent discussions have been held with bodies representing anglers about the proposals for the reorganisation of water services.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

I have had very useful meetings with the National Anglers' Council and the Anglers' Co-operative Association. As a result we have agreed to retain unchanged the common law right to seek damages. This has been warmly warmly welcomed by the anglers. I will send my hon. Friend copies of my recent correspondence with the ACA.

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