HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 cc289-90W
Mr. Anthony Greenwood

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether, in view of the fact that recent dredging of the River Irwell has not prevented flooding at Peel Bridge, Ramsbottom, he will consider what further step can be taken for the protection of neighbouring householders.

Mr. T. Williams

The Rivers Mersey and Irwell Catchment Board are continuing with their clearance scheme for the River Irwell, and I understand that the local Council intend to carry out sewer improvements so that surface water can get away more quickly at times of heavy rain.