§ Mr. SERVINGTON SAVERY (by Private Notice)
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give the House any information concerning the serious flooding of farm lands in the Holderness area of the East Riding of Yorkshire, where the River Hull has, recently, burst its banks, and where thousands of acres of pasture and arable land are now under water to the depth of six to ten feet; and what steps are being taken to meet the emergency?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
I have seen accounts in the Press of the flooding to which my hon. Friend refers, and I have been in telephonic communication with the River Hull Catchment Board, within whose area it has occurred. I am informed that the catchment board have taken immediate steps to deal with the situation, and it is hoped that the breach which has occurred in the banks will be filled by next Thursday. I propose, however, to obtain a full report from the catchment board on the receipt of which I will communicate further with my hon. Friend.