HC Deb 23 February 1966 vol 725 cc97-8W
96. Mr. Braine

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if, in view of the extent and urgency of the works involved in the Essex River Authority's scheme for the prevention of flooding in the Rochford area, he will reconsider his decision to limit grant aid.

Mr. John Mackie

I am sorry that under the existing requirements for grant aid of land drainage works we are unable to improve on the offer of grant already made, which would at present amount to almost one-half the estimated cost of the