§ Mr. Dismore
To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on flood defences in Edgware and Burnt Oak, Hendon. 
§ Mr. Morley
I understand that the Environment Agency is continuing to undertake relevant surveys and modelling work for the Silk Stream flood alleviation scheme. The Agency is still aiming to publish an Environmental Statement for formal consultation in August 2000.