§ 60. Mr. WELLS
asked the Minister of Agriculture, if there is any area draining into the Great Ouse which is in immediate danger of flooding owing to the neglected state of the banks, and which thereby might cause great damage and loss to agricultural interests; and, if so, will he state the locality and acreage involved?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Mr. Guinness)
The Ouse Commission enumerated in paragraph 128 of their Report the most serious defects in the condition of the River Ouse, and in the following paragraph they stated their deliberate opinion that, if action was not taken, serious inundations will follow and the whole fen area will return to primeval conditions. It is obviously impossible to state precisely the time when or the place where serious damage may first occur, but the Report of the Commission as a whole is an emphatic warning of the danger of delay.