HC Deb 14 April 1999 vol 329 c286W
Mr. Keetch

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he plans to publish the report of the Inquiry into Navigation on the River Wye; and if he will make a statement. [80263]

Mr. Jon Owen Jones

Exchanges of correspondence are presently taking place between the Environment Agency, the applicants for the Wye Navigation Order, and an objector who has made post inquiry representations. This, together with the complexities involved in considering this case, means that the report is unlikely to be published prior to the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales.