HC Deb 08 November 1989 vol 159 c672W
Sir Barney Hayhoe

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what surveys or investigations concerning the River Crane in Isleworth have been carried out or authorised by or on behalf of his Department and what financial assistance is being given or promised by his Department to the National Rivers Authority for works connected with the River Crane.

Mr. Gummer

My Department's involvement in works in connection with the alleviation of flooding from the River Crane has been limited to giving agreement to the outline proposals for contract I which comprises the rebuilding of the channel of the tidal river downstream of Talbot Road bridge to its confluence with the Thames. No financial commitment has yet been requested or issued.