HC Deb 06 April 1925 vol 182 cc1857-8W

asked the Minister of Agriculture when the Report of the inquiry recently held into the working of the Ouse Drainage Board may be expected and whether he proposes to publish it without delay for the information of the parties concerned?


As my hon. Friend is probably aware, the best method of dealing with the problem of the drainage in the Ouse district has recently been the subject of discussion betwen my Department and the Ouse Drainage Board and proposals are now under consideration. I hope these proposals may result in a scheme which will deal with this matter in a more effective and satisfactory manner than would be possible by any Order made on the petitions which were the basis of the Draft Order, the subject of the inquiry to which his question refers. I am, therefore, at present not in a position to give any information as to what, further action will be taken on that inquiry.

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