§ 34. Mr. Sutcliffe
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he will be able to make any statement with regard to the action to be taken to assist the poultry industry in this country before the House rises for the Easter Recess?
§ Mr. Sutcliffe
Can my right hon. Friend give an assurance that the earliest possible opportunity will be taken of improving the present unsatisfactory position?
|Nature of Works.||Estimated Cost.||Giant Approved.|
|1. Extension of Training Walls below King's Lynn.||85,000||50 per cent, of loan charges.|
|2. Improvement of Banks and Channels in South Level.||105,000||50 per cent, of loan charges.|
|3. Improvement Works on Upper Reaches||76,200||65 per cent, of loan charges.|
|4. Improvements to River Nar, etc.||18,200||75 per cent, of loan charges.|
|5. Further Extension of Training Walls below King's Lynn.||30,000||75 per cent, of net cost.|
§ 33. Mr. de Rothschild
asked the Minister of Agriculture the total rateable value of land and property and the total acreage of land liable to drainage rate within the Great Ouse catchment area, and the total yield to the catchment board of the maximum precepts on the county councils permissible under the Land Drainage Act, 1930?
§ Mr. Morrison
As the reply includes a number of figures, I propose, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Following is the reply:
§ The River Great Ouse Catchment Area contains 2,047,779 acres, and the whole of this is liable to drainage rate in the sense that the appropriate hereditaments therein are liable to contribute, through the various county rates, to the sums which the catchment board are empowered to require the county councils in the catchment area to pay. The total