HC Deb 06 June 1930 vol 239 cc2548-9
38. Major CARVER

asked the Minister of Agriculture, if, in connection with his unemployment relief schemes, any land drainage work has been carried out; and, if so, where, of what nature, and at what cost?


As the reply contains a number of figures, I propose, with the permission of the hon. and gallant Member, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Is my right hon. Friend going to ask for powers to take over this area to drain it, and to make it public property?


I do not know to what area my hon. Friend refers.


There are several areas in the country.

Following is the reply:

Land Drainage Schemes approved during the last twelve months.

(1) By the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.

(2) By the Unemployment Grants Committee.

Schemes with an estimated Total Cost of, £1,232,000.

Schemes are spread throughout England and Wales and vary in nature from comprehensive schemes on main rivers to small ditching schemes.

Field Drainage Schemes approved during the last twelve months.

These schemes also are spread generally throughout England and Wales.

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