§ 12. Mr. J. E. B. Hill
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what research work is being caried out under his auspices to find more efficient and economic methods of piping and filling in drainage ditches so as to enable small fields to be amalgamated.
A small team of the Ministry's land drainage engineers is investigating methods of piping and filling in ditches, which would not only facilitate the amalgamation of small fields but also overcome the difficulties of ditch maintenance.
I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. I am looking at the matter to see if there is any other way in which I can help forward these very desirable developments.