§ Mr. Peter Walker
The review which I announced on 29 July 1982 covers all aspects of the administration and financing of land drainage and coast protection. It is being undertaken by a committee of officials of the Departments concerned, under the chairmanship of a deputy secretary in my department. The committee hopes to submit its report to the Ministers concerned by early February.
No organisations or persons outside the Departments have been invited to submit evidence, but when my colleagues and I have had an opportunity to study the report, we shall issue a consultation paper to all interested organisations for comment.