HC Deb 01 July 1941 vol 372 c1186
9. Mr. Mathers

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the serious flooding by the river Almond recently; and whether he expects to deal with this problem before the winter season starts?

The Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Westwood)

I am aware of the flooding which has recently taken place. A scheme, which aims at lowering the flood level on the River Almond is being prepared under the Land Drainage (Scotland) Act, 1941. Engineering surveys have been carried out, a scheme of work has been designed and the assessment of agricultural benefit to the lands is now in progress. It is the intention to proceed with the scheme as soon as the procedure required in terms of the Act has been complied wth.

Mr. Mathers

What amount of benefit is it hoped to secure by these plans?

Mr. Westwood

It is designed to benefit about 1,570 acres of land.