§ Mr. Rooker
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will freeze the payment of grant due to the Severn-Trent Water Authority for the proposed drainage scheme for the River Anker at Nuneaton until a report under Section 24(12) of the Water Act 1973 has been made into the circumstances of the purchase of land by the water authority from its chairman has been held.
§ Mr. Strang
The Nuneaton Flood Relief Scheme was approved for grant aid in May 1973 and under the standard conditions attached to that approval the cost of purchasing land needed for the scheme will be eligible for grant on the142W basis of the district valuer's valuation. In considering any application by the water authority my right hon. Friend will of course have regard to the report for which my right hon. Friend the Minister for Planning and Local Government has called.