§ 70. Mr. ALBERY
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that local authorities when laying drains through private property frequently do this when grow- 225 ing crops are in the ground; and will he issue a general circular to local authorities urging that such work should be undertaken, whenever possible, at a more suitable period of the year, both for the convenience of the owner of the land and with a view to avoiding unnecessary claims for damage from public funds?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Miss Lawrence)
My right hon. Friend has no information that the facts are as stated, but, if the hon. Member will furnish him with particulars of specific cases, be will consider the matter.