HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 cc27-8W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will place in the Library any request he has received from the Thames water authority concerning variation or abolition of the statutory limits of the flow of the river Thames, together with any alterations it is proposing to the current arrangements.

Mr. Giles Shaw

My right hon. Friend has received no formal request from the Thames water authority, although discussions have taken place between officials of the authority and the Department about the procedures which the following district councils: (a) north Bedfordshire borough council (b) mid-Bedfordshire district council (c) south Bedfordshire district council and (d) Luton borough council under the right-to-buy provisions of the Housing Act 1980; and what was the average price for each authority and the percentage that the sales represent of the total stock of houses owned by each authority at the latest date for which figures are available.

Mr. Stanley

The available information is as follows:

would be necessary if a formal request were made. Any alteration in the statutory minimum flow would be the subject of a public local inquiry if there were objections.