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Drainage, East Yorkshire

Volume 466: debated on Thursday 7 July 1949

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that His Majesty's Commission on Sewers for the east part of the East Riding of Yorkshire which should have been replaced by a Land Drainage Board under the Land Drainage Act, 1930, is still in existence; what are the present liabilities of the Commission; and what steps are being taken to arrange for the abolition of the Commission and the discharge of its liabilities.

Yes. This body is not now exercising any functions. The River Hull Catchment Board and the East Riding County Council exercise in the area the general powers of the Land Drainage Acts. The Commissioners' powers have been abrogated in the districts of certain drainage boards that have been set up in recent years. Proposals for establishing further drainage boards are under consideration.