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Water Abstraction

Volume 205: debated on Friday 13 March 1992

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To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what recent discussions he has had with the chairman of the National Rivers Authority about the provision of funds to compensate the holders of water abstraction licences whose licences have to be revoked in the interest of maintaining river flows at an acceptable level, or to protect groundwater levels.

[holding answer 12 March 1992]: I have been asked to reply.My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State regularly meets the chairman of the National Rivers Authority to discuss the authority's business. The provision of funds for revocation of abstraction licences has not been raised in any recent discussion.