§ 54. Mr. Muff
asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will instruct the River Hull Catchment Board to clear at once, the channel of debris at its mouth as this is causing silting and possible flooding in the Holderness area; and if he is aware that there is need for dredging and immediate repair of the lower banks of the river.
I am not aware that any debris at the mouth of the River Hull is causing silting or possible flooding in the Holderness area, or that there is any need for such works as are suggested in the second part of the Question.
I have had special inquiry made as a result of this Question, and everyone concerned is mystified at what induced my hon. Friend to put it down.
Lieut.-Commander Gurney Braithwaite
Is the Minister aware that no such complaints have reached the hon. Member for Holderness?