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Wharves, River Hull

Volume 641: debated on Monday 5 June 1961

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73.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will state the number of wharves on the River Hull which com ply with the requirements of the Corporation 1925 Act but were over- topped on 20th March, 1961; and what steps are to be taken by the Hull and East Yorkshire River Board to ensure these wharves being built up to provide the necessary freeboard to prevent further overtopping and flooding.

I understand that no complaints have been received that wharves built up to the 1925 Act level were overtopped on 20th March, 1961. The difficulties arose from seepage and overtopping of wharves which had not been built up to the 1925 level.

74.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether the survey of the wharves on the River Hull has been completed; if he will state the number of defective wharves whose owners have been in formed that defects and deficiencies should be made good; and what is the number of comprehensive proposals submitted to his Department by the Hull and East Yorkshire River Board.

I am informed that it will be at least three months before the City Engineer's survey is completed but that as each section is finished opportunity will be taken to serve any necessary notices on wharf owners.The River Board proposes to await completion of the survey before preparing further schemes relating to the River Hull within the City boundary.