HC Deb 26 January 1978 vol 942 c707W
Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what action he proposes to take in respect of the banks of the River Nene to prevent further flooding in Wisbech.

Mr. Strang

I have been asked to reply.

The statutory responsibility for sea defence and flood protection rests with the drainage authorities. I understand that the Anglian Water Authority is considering urgently in consultation with the local authority the need for providing improved defences to protect Wisbech.