HC Deb 07 November 1930 vol 244 cc1222-3W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the present position of drainage schemes between various proprietors in Scotland under the Land Drainage (Scotland) Act, 1930, and arterial drainage schemes under that Act, respectively; and the total costs and the amount of compensation of schemes and the proportions thereof recoverable by the State?


I have no information regarding schemes of drainage work which are being undertaken or considered under Sections 1 and 2 of the Act. Surveys, inquiries and preliminary negotiations have been and are being actively undertaken by the Department of Agriculture for Scotland with a view to the preparation of schemes under Section 3 of the Act for the prevention of flooding and improvement of land in the Kelvin River Valley and for the protection of land and property against flooding in the lower reaches of the River

Number of persons in receipt of— Total.
Institutional Relief (including casuals). * Domiciliary Relief (excluding persons in receipt of domiciliary medical relief only).
July, 1930 958 4,629 5,580
August, 1930 948 4,745 5,693
September, 1930 1,001 5,006 6,007
October, 1930, 565 5,083 5,648
* The figures in this column for July, August and September, but not for October, include the number of patients in the City Hospital. The Hospital has been appropriated for purposes of the Public Health Acts, and assistance to patients in the Hospital is now given otherwise than by way of poor relief.