HC Deb 17 February 1972 vol 831 c158W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received that specifically support his proposal to break up the unitary management of the canal system; and if he will state in the case of representative bodies the numbers of persons they represent and the names of the bodies concerned.

Mr. Peyton

None, but that is neither unexpected nor indicative that the policy is wrong.