HC Deb 23 July 1973 vol 860 c313W
Mr. Dixon

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will consider legislation whereby the Crown will obtain the title to the fundus of river beds where there is serious silting and where the present ownership is not clearly established.

Mr. Rippon

No. Existing legislation gives adequate statutory powers to public authorities to remove silt. My hon. Friend may, however, wish to write to me about any particular problem he has in mind.