§ 39. Mr. LUNN (for Mr. T. WILLIAMS)
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has any progress to report in sanctioning further schemes for land drainage?
§ Major ELLIOT
As was explained when my hon. Friend asked a question on this subject on 14th June last, Catchment Boards do not require to obtain my sanction for schemes towards the cost of which a grant from State funds is not made. The position as regards such grants remains as it was then, namely that only in cases of the gravest emergency can an application for grant be considered, and no schemes have been sanctioned since the date mentioned.