HC Deb 23 June 1980 vol 987 cc4-5W
Mr. Richard Wainwright

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he intends to require all counties to include in the structure plan context, where relevant, clear evidence of a policy to prevent actions or omissions contrary to the ultimate restoration of canals for navigation.

Mr. Fox

[pursuant to his reply, 19 June 1980, c. 663]: No. Policies on canals in structure plans must be determined in the light of all relevant factors and cannot reasonably be subjected to a prior requirement of this kind.