HC Deb 06 March 1970 vol 797 c171W
Commander Pursey

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what steps are now being taken, by permanent work or sandbags, by the Yorkshire Ouse and Hull River Authority and the Hull City Corporation to raise the wharves of the rivers Hull and Humber, respectively which were flooded in the September equinoctial high tide, to prevent flooding by this month's equinoctial high tides.

Mr. Mackie

I am informed that Yorkshire Ouse and Hull River Authority has undertaken temporary sandbagging of some 1,100 yards of earthen embankment along the River Hull between Stone-ferry Bridge and a point slightly upstream of Sutton Road Bridge; this work is still in progress. The authority has already carried out repair work on the Humber banks breached on 29th September, 1969.

Hull Corporation reports that three wharf owners on the River Hull have not so far made permanent repairs to their structures but two of these have assured the corporation that the work will be put in hand immediately. The third owner has taken steps to protect his property with sandbags pending permanent works.

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