HC Deb 08 November 1948 vol 457 cc160-1W
Mr. E. P. Smith

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, when the stretch of the Military Canal between Appledore and Iden Lock was transferred from the War Office to the appropriate catchment board, any sum of money was paid to the catchment board in virtue of the fact that this stretch was badly in need of dredging at the time of transfer; and were there any conditions in the conveyance stipulating for its proper upkeep.

Mr. Shinwell

The Kent Rivers Catchment Board purchased that part of the Royal Military Canal between Appledore and Iden lock for a nominal sum. The conveyance provides that the Catchment Board Shall be subject to all the liabilities and duties imposed by the Royal Military Canal Act of 1807 (passed for the maintaining and preventing of the canal) and to the Land Drainage Act of 1930.

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