HC Deb 23 March 1979 vol 964 c254W
17. Mr. Molloy

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what discussions his Department has had with the London borough of Ealing concerning measures to prevent flooding in Greenford.

Mr. John Silkin

None. The statutory powers to carry out flood prevention work rest with the Greater London Council as regards the River Brent, and the borough of Ealing as regards the minor watercourses. The initiative must, therefore, come from them.