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Internal Drainage Rates

Volume 437: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he is aware that Internal Drainage Board rates fall unfairly on one section of the people; and if he will take steps to amend the present legislation, with a view to spreading the rate over the whole community of each drainage board area.

The Central Advisory Water Committee has recently set up a sub-committee to consider what amendments of land drainage legislation are desirable, and the method of financing drainage authorities will undoubtedly be one of the matters they will have under review.