HC Deb 07 February 1881 vol 258 cc258-9

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether he will publish, in the form of a Parliamentary Return, the Ordnance Map showing the rivers of Great Britain and Ireland with their catchment basins, and the annual rainfall corrected to the latest date?


I cannot at present say whether I can give in the form of a Parliamentary Return the Ordnance Map referred to. The map is a large one, and to he of any use requires to he coloured, which will involve considerable expense, the amount of which I have not yet ascertained. At any rate, however, I will endeavour to arrange that a copy of the map shall be placed in the Library for reference by Members. As regards the annual rainfall, there is no summarized information as to the rainfall in the different catchment basins later than that in the Sixth Report of the Rivers Commission; and the Meteorological Office will not be able to publish more recent information before the ensuing autumn.