HC Deb 21 November 1927 vol 210 cc1411-2
66. Mr. BUXTON

asked the Minister of Agriculture the action which he intends to take in regard to the Ouse drainage question, in view of the rejection by the Select Committee of the Ouse Drainage Bill?


I would refer the right hon. Gentleman to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for the Isle of Ely (Sir H. Lucas-Tooth) on the 17th November.


Can the right hon. Gentleman assure the House that the main part of the Ouse drainage scheme will not be decided on before the Royal Commission on Land Drainage reports?


Oh, yes; there is no question of any action during this Session—we could not give the necessary notices. The Ouse Drainage Act, 1920, must again take effect. We should, naturally, consider the Report of the Royal Commission on Land Drainage before we decided on any further step.