§ 29. Sir P. RICHARDSON
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, having regard to the serious floods in the Hersham, Esher and Molesey districts of Surrey, and elsewhere, he will introduce legislation to make it obligatory upon all mills to draw up all floodgates to their full extent as soon as a heavy rainfall renders flooding imminent?
§ Captain HACKING
My right hon. Friend fully recognises the importance of 1841 dealing with floods caused by mills, but the matter is so complicated that he can give no promise to introduce legislation on the lines sugested by my hon. Friend.