asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that there were 155 separate objectors, including nearly all the landowners of the upper rivers, to his proposed main river scheme for the Hampshire River Board area; and why these objectors were given no opportunity of stating the grounds of their objections.
My right hon. Friend is aware that the Hampshire Rivers Landowners' Committee, which objected to the proposed definition of main river, represents some 150 riparian owners. The grounds of the objection were in fact stated by the Committee on behalf of these owners.
asked the Minister of Agriculture what consultations he had with the Hampshire River Board about works on the new main river area mentioned in the Gavin Committee's Report.