§ 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?
§ Dr. ADDISON
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.
§ Mr. ROSBOTHAM
Is my right hon. Friend going to ask for powers to take over this area to drain it, and to make it public property?
§ Following is the reply:
§ Land Drainage Schemes approved during the last twelve months.
§ (1) By the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries.
- No. of schemes, 106..
- Estimated Total Cost, £163,000.
- Estimated State grant, £97,000.
§ (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.
- No. of schemes, 348.
- Estimated State Cost, £35,606.
- Estimated State Grant, £12,235.
§ These schemes also are spread generally throughout England and Wales.