HC Deb 07 April 1938 vol 334 cc542-3W
Mr. Errington

asked the Minister of Health (1) whether it is now possible to state if the cost of the Rimrose Brook drainage scheme will exceed the estimated sum of £267,000; and, if so, by how much and upon what part of the work will the extra money be spent;

(2) whether any progress has been made with the Rimrose Brook drainage scheme; and whether there is any reason for the delay in commencing this important work?

Sir K. Wood

Negotiations with the Mersey Docks and Harbour Board have involved certain alterations to the plans, but I anticipate that the amended proposals will be submitted at an early date. I have no information of an increase in the estimate of the cost.