§ 84. Mr. T. W. Jones
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food why land drainage work has been singled out for restriction at a time when local authorities are urged to step up their capital investment programmes.
§ Mr. Godber
Restrictions on capital expenditure imposed both on river boards and on local authorities have been considerably relaxed since 1956. There is therefore no justification for the suggestion that land drainage work has been singled out for restriction.