HC Deb 25 October 1976 vol 918 c39W
Mr. Hawkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in view of the opinion of the National Water Council that a national water grid is not an economically practical proposition, he will now take steps to accelerate the planning for the Wash and other suitable coastal areas.

Mr. Denis Howell

I hope to make a statement to the House on the Wash study in the very near future.