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East Coast Sea Defences

Volume 523: debated on Monday 1 February 1954

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The following Question stood upon the Order Paper:

59.

To ask the Minister of Agriculture if he is satisfied with the progress made in repairing and strengthening the sea defences breached or weakened in the East Coast flood disaster a year ago; and whether he will make a statement.

:As today is the first anniversary of the East Coast flood disaster, Mr. Speaker, would you consider asking the Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, whom I see in his place, to answer Question No. 59 in view of the special circumstances?

:I have frequently ruled on that matter. I can only give such permission if it is asked before the commencement of business. I have received no such notice in this case.

BUSINESS OF THE HOUSE

Proceedings on Government business exempted, at this day's Sitting, from the provisions of Standing Order No. 1 (Sittings of the House).—[ The Prime Minister.]