HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 c105W
51. Mr. Peter Freeman

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will set up a catchment area and board to deal with flooding of the River Ebbw at Newport and adjacent areas and drainage problems in the district; and whether he will include the large areas of otherwise good agricultural land in this county which are rendered useless by flooding at the present time.

Mr. T. Williams

I understand that representatives of the Monmouthshire County Council and the County Borough Council of Newport are to meet shortly to discuss the possibility of setting up a catchment area and board for the River Ebbw. The area would, of course, include all lands subject to flooding from the river.