§ Mr. James Davidson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of the flooding of 300 acres of
SCHOOL BUILDING, SCOTLAND 1968 Schools Projects approved Projects started Projects completed Value (£000) Number of places Value (£000) Number of places Value (£000) Number of places Nursery and Primary 6,824 20,842 10,288 31,669 8,159 26,064 Secondary … … 28,884 61,928 24,457 51,788 8,851 19,594 Special and Approved 1,140 992 754 701 1,321 1,236
farmland at Auchlossan due to a choked culvert beneath the railway embankment; and what steps he proposes to take to assist the farmers concerned.
§ Mr. Ross
I understand that flooding of a considerable area at Auchlossan has been a problem for many years and has recently been aggravated by the choked culvert to which the hon. Member refers. Remedial action is, in the first instance a matter for the proprietors of the lands concerned, who may, if they wish, apply for an improvement order under the Land Drainage (Scotland) Act, 1958.