HC Deb 11 May 1971 vol 817 c63W
Mr. Trew

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what flood prevention measures have been taken by the Kent River Authority in Dartford and the Darenth Valley since the floods of September, 1968.

Mr. Anthony Stodart

I understand that the Kent River Authority have undertaken maintenance work to repair breaches, clear debris and remove silt on the River Darent, especially after the 1968 floods: but, because of other pressing problems, they have not yet been able to undertake improvement works. It is for the River Authority to decide priorities, but we shall consider any suitable schemes they put forward for grant-aid.

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