§ Mr. D. J. Williams
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many catchment boards are operating in Wales; what local authorities are attached to them; and what precepts are paid by these authorities.
§ Mr. T. Williams
There are seven catchment boards operating wholly, and three partly, in Wales and Monmouthshire. Particulars of these, and of the precepts made by them on the county councils lying wholly or partly within their areas in the year ended 31st March, 1945, are set out in the statement that follows. The greater part of Wales comes under catchment board administration, but large parts of Brecon, Glamorganshire and Monmouthshire, and practically the whole of Cardiganshire and Pembrokeshire, are outside any catchment area. None of the four county boroughs in Wales lies within a catchment area.9W
Catchment Board Rate of precept per £ for year ended 31/3/45. (i) Boards whose areas lie wholly in Wales. Anglesey Rivers 1d. Caernarvonshire Rivers (including the River Conway). 2d. Carmarthenshire Rivers This Board was only constituted in January of this year and has not yet made a precept. River Clwyd 3d River Dysynni 2.436d. (in 1943/44). Merionethshire Rivers 2.5d. Mid Glamorgan Rivers .101d. (ii) Boards whose areas lie partly in Wales. River Dee 2d. River Severn 1.474d. River Wye 2.272d.