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Land Drainage, Flood Prevention And Coast Protection

Volume 77: debated on Thursday 18 April 1985

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he has yet received any responses to his Green Paper, "Financing and Administration of Land Drainage, Flood Prevention and Coast Protection in England and Wales"; and if he will make a statement.

We have had no responses to date. The paper was published on 11 March, and in view of the complexity of many of the issues raised in the Paper we anticipate that it will be some time before we receive substantive comments. The six-month period allowed for consultations reflects this. In these circumstances, a statement would be premature.

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what plans Her Majesty's Government have to improve the funding and administration of land drainage, flood protection and coastal protection.

A Green Paper entitled "Financing and Administration of Land Drainage, Flood Prevention and Coast Protection in England and Wales" was published on 11 March 1985. We shall consider what changes should be made to the administration and financing of these activities in the light of public response to the Green Paper.