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Fen Floods (Dutch Pumping Plant)

Volume 438: debated on Monday 9 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will indicate the cost involved in ferrying over, and the use of, the Dutch pumping plant that was utilised during the recent floods for draining the flood-waters from the Fens.

This information is not yet available, but whatever the cost involved these pumps have made a very substantial contribution towards the clearance of water from more than a quarter of a million acres of land which, I am happy to say, it has been possible to place under crops this year.