§ 77 and 78. Mr. Cassells
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) the present position with regard to the deflooding scheme pertaining to the Kelvin Valley, Dumbartonshire;
(2) the acreage of land available for agricultural and general farm purposes in the event of the Kelvin Valley being fully deflooded?
§ The Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Captain McEwen)
The present position with regard to the River Kelvin drainage scheme is that the weir and rocks at Killermont Bridge have been removed, the channel below the bridge deepened, and work is proceeding on the stretches of the river from Killermont Bridge to the junction of the Kelvin and Luggie Water and on the Allander Water. The area of agricultural land which will benefit as a result of the scheme is approximately 4,000 acres.
§ Mr. Cassells
Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman give the approximate date when this work is expected to be completed?