HC Deb 08 July 1982 vol 27 cc203-4W
35. Mr. Jessel

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food when he expects the Thames flood barrier to be in operation.

Mrs. Fenner

I am advised by the Greater London Council, which is responsible for the construction of the barrier, that it expects that the construction will be sufficiently complete by mid-November this year to enable the gates to be operated in an emergency.