§ 91. Mr. LEES
asked the Minister of Agriculture what progress has been made with the setting up of catchment area boards under the Land Drainage Act?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Dr. Addison)
Catchment boards have now been fully constituted for 20 of the 2117 47 catchment areas scheduled under the Land Drainage Act; eight of these boards have already held their first meeting; and in the other 12 cases, the first meeting will be held during this month or early in March.
As regards the other 27 catchment areas:
- (a) Three further Orders and maps are being sealed this week, and the membership of the boards is being completed;
- (b) Nine Orders and maps have been on deposit for the requisite period, and the objections received are now under examination;
- (c) In two further cases the period of deposit has not yet expired; and
- (d) In the remaining 13 cases, the survey of the area is not yet complete.
§ Dr. ADDISON
Yes, I shall be glad to give fuller details than are contained in the answer to this question.