HC Deb 12 May 1884 vol 288 c24

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury, If he can now state what progress has been made in the survey of the flood-area in the valley of the Barrow; and, whether the Government have decided upon any definite line of action to be entered upon during the present year?


We are promised that the survey of the flood area in the Valley of the Barrow will be completed in the middle of June, unless some unforeseen accident should occur. Very shortly after that date we shall be in a position to appoint the promised Committee or Commission, which it is hoped will, upon consideration of the facts disclosed by the survey, be able to suggest a practicable scheme for remedying the floods from which the Barrow Valley suffers.