§ 39. Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will state how many catchment boards have been set up; how many are still to be set up; how many are provided with 6 inch and I inch maps of their area; and how many are still without maps?
§ The MINISTER of AGRICULTURE (Dr. Addison)
Boards have been constituted in respect of 39 of the 47 catchment areas. Of the remaining eight, in three cases the map of the catchment area, and the draft Order constituting the board, are still on deposit locally for public inspection, and in five cases where the period of deposit has expired, various objections are under consideration. A certified copy of the statutory map, which is on the I inch scale, has been supplied to each of 35 catchment boards who have held their first meeting. The Ministry does not supply maps on the 6 inch scale, but arrangements have been made with the Ordnance Survey Department for the production of 6 inch maps showing the boundaries of catchment areas, which are being produced as rapidly as possible.
§ Lieut.-Colonel HENEAGE
Has the right hon. Gentleman received complaints from the catchment area authorities that the I inch maps are insufficient to show the boundaries?