HC Deb 16 June 1969 vol 785 cc23-4W
Mr. James Davidson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware of the flooding of 300 acres of

Schools Projects approved Projects started Projects completed
Value000) Number of places Value000) Number of places Value000) 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.