HC Deb 11 May 1932 vol 265 c1924W

asked the Minister of Transport if he is aware that the bed of the river Neath is so filled up that any flood causes an overflow and damage to property and endangers the life of the people; and will he cause inquiry to be made and make a grant to the local authority to have the river dredged from Neath to Glynneath?


I have been asked to reply. I am aware that the present condition of this river is causing anxiety locally. My Department has under consideration an application from the Glamorganshire County Council for the making of an order under the Land Drainage Act, 1930, constituting a catchment board for certain rivers in South Wales including the river Neath with powers to deal with drainage problems. I can, however, give no undertaking that any grant from State funds could be made available.

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