§ Mr. Molloy
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he has yet received the report of the departmental investigation into the failure of the flood warning arrangements in North-West London last year.
§ Mr. Strang
I have now received the report which considers in some detail the causes of the failure of the flood warning system in the Brent and Crane catchments last August and makes a number of suggestions and recommendations for improvements. I believe these will greatly assist the authorities concerned in the steps they are taking to ensure that all possible warning is given of any future flooding. I am sending a copy of the report to my hon. Friend and to other hon. Members who have expressed concern about the problem. I am also arranging for copies to be sent to all the authorities involved and placing a copy in the Library of the House.