§ 3. Mr. John Wells
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is taking to ensure that his water resources proposals in the Principality will have no adverse effect on the interests of local land drainage and coast protection experts.
§ Mr. Gibson-Watt:
Our water proposals left over the question of the land drainage and sea defence functions of river authorities pending consultations with interested bodies by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. We are now considering how best these functions may be organised and hope to make an announcement soon. The proposals do not affect the coast protection functions of local authorities.