§ Mr. Greenway
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is satisfied that there is sufficient protection from the flooding of the River Brent and Costons Brooks at Greenford.
§ Mr. Wiggin
The powers to carry out river improvement work in London are vested in the Greater London Council and the London boroughs. It is for those authorities to decide what level of protection should be given against flooding. The GLC has already begun work on a flood protection scheme for the River Brent and is discussing with my Department the extent to which the proposed expenditure will qualify for grant aid under the Land Drainage Act 1976.