HC Deb 25 March 1930 vol 237 c300W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what has been the total expenditure to date out of national and local public funds, respectively, in connection with land drainage?


Since 1921 the Department of Agriculture for Scotland have administered schemes under which grants have been given to applicants in aid of expenditure on the drainage of agricultural land. The total amount of grants paid to date in respect of works approved by the Department is £165,495. The balance of the expenditure borne by applicants themselves in respect of the same works is estimated at £254,000. No information is available in regard to expenditure on land drainage met from local public funds.