§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will set up a public inquiry into the decision of the North West Water Authority to approve a scheme whereby the level of Ennerdale Lake in Cumbria's national park will be raised by 4 ft. with consequential amenity and environmental damage.
§ Mr. Denis Howell
I can take no action until an application for authorisation of works at Ennerdale is made by the Water Authority. At that time all objectors will have the opportunity to make formal representations about the scheme.