§ Mr. Onslow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the National Rivers Authority has told his Department which 20 rivers in England and Wales it is giving priority to investigating, in order to formulate solutions to low flows during the summer months; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Trippier
The Department would not expect to be involved in the detail of the National Rivers Authority's work on this or other of its statutory responsibilities until the authority was in a position to put forward specific proposals. I am sure, however, that the authority would be happy to provide my right hon. Friend with the information he requires.