HL Deb 19 July 1972 vol 333 c863WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

  1. (1) Under what lawful authority the Water Resources Board explore an area as a potential reservoir;
  2. (2) Whether any preliminary decision has been made in respect of flooding Otmoor, a nature reserve, to provide water for the London area;
  3. (3) At what point in the proceedings can local people oppose the flooding of this area.