§ MR. H. H. MARKS (Kent, Thanet)
To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether he has any information with reference to the partial destruction of the island of Greenborough, in the Medway, by floods; whether the flooding of this island constitutes a danger to the Sheppy isles; and whether he can state what action is being taken in the matter.
(Answered by Mr. Lloyd-George.) The Board of Trade have received no information as to the alleged destruction of the isle of Greenborough. I have been in communication with the clerk to the Medway Conservancy, who informs me that an island 2,000 yards wide and two creeks lie between the island of Greenborough and the isle of Sheppey, so that it is difficult to see how the isle of Sheppey could be in danger by the flooding of Greenborough. I am further informed that breaches in the sea walls along the river side are continually happening and are repaired by the owners of the adjoining lands.