§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, in respect of the proposed demolition of Eastgate Bridge, Bury St. Edmunds, what further examination he has made of the exceptionally heavy rainfall during the present and last winter; and whether, in view of the fact that this has not caused the water levels of the River Lark to reach bank levels, he will reconsider the technical advice he gave on this subject to the inspector who conducted the public inquiry.
§ Mr. Strang
I am advised that the rainfall at Bury St. Edmunds this winter has not been of such intensity as to affect the advice which my Department gave to my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment last autumn.