§ Mr. J. Johnson
asked the Minister of Agriculture what decision has been reached in the talks between his Department and the county councils regarding their respective shares of the cost of the upkeep and drainage of rivers.
§ Sir T. Dugdale
I assume that the hon. Member refers to the discussions that have taken place with the County Councils' Association on the recommendations in the Report of the Sub-Committee on Land Drainage Legislation. This is part of a series of discussions with interested associations and I shall not be able to make any statement about the outcome until the various talks with all these bodies have been completed.