HC Deb 08 May 1935 vol 301 c962
28. Mr. PALING

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether any progress has been made within the last few weeks in the negotiation for the promotion of the Lower Don drainage scheme?


The drainage scheme for the Lower Don is now being actively carried out by the Yorkshire Ouse Catchment Board, a further section of dredging having been recently decided upon. As regards the question of Government assistance, the Catchment Board have been informed that, if they submit a larger scheme of works to cover the whole of the River Don and its tributaries, as well as the River Derwent, the Ministry be prepared to make a grant of 33⅓ per cent. of the approved loan charges. This offer is now under consideration by the Ouse Board, who have given directions for the preparation of such a scheme. The scheme is estimated in all to cost about £1,250,000.


Does that mean the scrapping of the original scheme, or is it now included in the larger scheme?


It means the amalgamation of the original scheme in the larger scheme.