HC Deb 29 April 1935 vol 301 cc43-4W

asked the Minister of Transport how many canals of the country are in an abandoned state and under nobody's jurisdiction so far as their maintenance is concerned; and whether he can give the names of such canals?


I regret that I am unable to state how many canals are in an abandoned state, but it may perhaps assist my hon. Friend to say that warrants authorising the abandonment of the whole or parts of the following canals have been made since my Department was formed in 1919:

  • Shrewsbury Canal.
  • St. Helen's Canal.
  • North Walsham and Dilham Canal.
  • Louth Canal.
  • Wisbech Canal.
  • Thames and Severn Canal.
  • Aylsham and Coltishall Navigation.