HC Deb 18 April 1985 vol 77 c230W
22. Mr. Jessel

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a further statement on the use of the Thames barrier when flood conditions arise on different parts of the tidal Thames.

Mrs. Fenner

The operational procedures of the Thames barrier are designed to avoid danger from tidal surge to life and property in areas adjoining the tidal reaches of the Thames and, at the same time, create the minimum interference to navigation.