§ 54. Commander Pursey
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, whether he will consider referring the problem of flood prevention on the River Hull to the Hydraulics Research Station of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, for the investigation of the wharf heights required to 143W prevent flooding, the level of the river bed for the best discharge of inland water, the prevention of silting and other allied problems for the improvement of the river.
The question of what technical advice to seek, beyond that which its own technical staff can provide, is, of course, for the river board's discretion.
§ 55. Commander Pursey
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state the cause of the flooding on the west side of the River Hull, between Scott Street Bridge and North Bridge, at the last equinoctial high water spring tide, the number of wharves in this section of the river which have been surveyed and reported to the Hull and East Yorkshire River Board for flood alleviation works, and the number of notices which are to be served on owners in this section requiring them to raise their wharves above flood level.
I am informed by the river board that it has received no complaints of flooding on the west side of the River Hull between Scott Street Bridge and North Bridge on the evening tide on the 20th March last. The survey of this length of the River has not been completed and hence no notices have been served on wharf owners.