§ 76. Sir H. BRITTAIN
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many acres of the Wash have been reclaimed during the current year; and what number it is proposed to reclaim before the end of the current year?
§ Mr. BUXTON
I am not aware that any reclamation on the Wash has taken place during the current year. The Government has, however, sanctioned the reclamation of an area of from 350–400 acres about seven miles from King's Lynn, and preparations for the work are being pushed forward as rapidly as possible.
§ Sir H. BRITTAIN
Is not this rather disappointing? Surely this was announced as a leading plank in the Government's programme for the relief of unemployment this year.
§ Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON
How much expenditure is estimated to be incurred during the current financial year?