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Stour Drainage Board (Rate)

Volume 236: debated on Thursday 6 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether the Stour Drainage Board levied any rates on the farmers and landowners in the Stour Valley in the year 1929; and, if so, what was the total sum so raised and what proportion of this sum was actually expended in improving the drainage of the Stour Valley?

I am informed that the Stour Drainage Board levied one rate only during 1929. The expected product of this rate was approximately £1,100, but I understand that a substantial amount has not yet been paid. This Drainage Board have not carried out any works for several years, and the rates collected are expended in the repayment of loan charges incurred in connection with works done some years ago and on administration.