HC Deb 25 February 1948 vol 447 cc2064-5

Considered in Committee under Standing Order No. 69.—(King's Recommendation signified.)

[Mr. DIAMOND in the Chair]

Resolved: That, for the purposes of any Act of the present Session to provide for establishing river boards and for conferring on or transferring to such boards functions relating to land drainage, fisheries and river pollution and certain other functions, and for purposes connected with the matters aforesaid, it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by Parliament—

  1. (a) of any increase in the grants payable under Section fifty-five of the Land Drainage Act, 1930, resulting from the extension of that Section by the said Act of the present Session to the constructioin or improvement of gauges, apparatus or works required for the purposes of measuring and recording rainfall and the flow or volume of rivers, streams and inland waters;
  2. (b) of any expenses incurred by the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, the 2065 Minister of Health or the Minister of Transport in the exercise of functions under the said Act of the present Session;
  3. (c) of fees and allowances to referees and members of boards of referees appointed under the said Act of the present Session by the Minister of Labour and National Service and of allowances to persons giving evidence before any such referee or board."—[Mr. T Williams.]

Resolution to be reported tomorrow.