§ 88. Commander Pursey
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state the total number of sections of the River Hull included in the city engineer's 18-months' survey of defective wharves for the Hull and East Yorkshire River Board, the number of sections which have been surveyed, and the number of notices to be served on wharfowners in these sections to build up their wharves to prevent flooding.
I regret that this information is not available but I am having inquiries made and I will write to the hon. and gallant Member.
§ 89. Commander Pursey
asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what action the Hull and East Yorkshire River Board is now taking to ensure that the lowest and most defective wharves on the River Hull are properly built up forthwith, with the necessary freeboard, to prevent further flooding of houses and factories, before the next equinoctial high water spring tide on 23rd September, 1961.14W
I understand that the river board will be prepared to undertake any necessary flood alleviation works on the River Hull, after notices have been served by the Hull Corporation where appropriate, requiring owners to raise the levels of their wharves.