HC Deb 01 May 1972 vol 836 c10W
Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if all the main rivers of Wales and their tributaries will now be designated as main rivers for the purposes of Section 6 of the Land Drainage Act, 1930, and Section 11 of the Water Resources Act, 1963, in order to relieve local authorities of their burdens with regard to non-designated rivers.

Mr. Gibson-Watt:

The future organisation of land drainage is being considered in the light of the consultations my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food has had with the interested bodies. He hopes to make an announcement soon and this will include the extent of local authority responsibilities for land drainage.