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River Avon (Fish)

Volume 115: debated on Friday 8 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will provide funds for a research project into the problems affecting fish for survival in the River Avon in Hampshire; and if he will make a statement.

There are a number of proposals for research projects into problems affecting fish in the Hampshire Avon. The Department is willing in principle to support research into these problems but I want to be satisfied that the specific proposals which have been put forward will assist in establishing the nature of the problem and possible solutions. Officials are seeking to reach agreement with other interested parties on the best way forward.