HC Deb 21 January 2003 vol 398 c213W
Mr. Liddell-Grainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what legal rights drainage boards have to carry out their duties. [91180]

Mr. Morley

Internal drainage boards have powers to exercise a general supervision of all matters relating to the drainage of their districts. These are set out in the Land Drainage Act 1991.