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Beckford Brook, Worcestershire

Volume 827: debated on Tuesday 30 November 1971

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asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food whether he is aware that the County Land Agents' Office submitted to the Gloucestershire District Office of his Department on 26th August, 1971, plans for dredging of Beckford Brook in the Parliamentary constituency of South Worcestershire to prevent further flooding and hardship to local residents this winter, and that no action has been taken; whether he will approve the scheme forthwith under ministerial grant; and if he will make a statement.

My Department received proposals from the Worcestershire County Council on 26th August for the improvement of Carrant Brook upstream of Beckford. These have been approved for grant-aid.