§ Mr. Alpass
asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the amount of Government grant paid in aid of land drainage schemes during the war, particularising that amount paid in aid of cleaning farm ditches.
§ Mr. T. Williams
The amount of Government grant paid in aid of land drainage schemes from 1st September, 1939, to 31st March, 1945, which is the latest date for which figures are available, amounts to £5,346,902. This figure includes £1,957,617 in respect of farm drainage schemes, of which £1,227,913 relates to the cleaning of farm ditches.