River Irwell (Flooding)

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1949.

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Photo of Mr Anthony Greenwood Mr Anthony Greenwood , Heywood and Radcliffe 12:00 am, 28th July 1949

asked the Minister of Agriculture what steps are being taken to prevent the flooding of the River Irwell at Peel Bridge, Ramsbottom.

Mr. T. Williams:

I understand that the Rivers Mersey and Irwell Catchment Board are steadily moving upstream with their river clearance scheme for the River Irwell and are now within two miles of Peel Bridge, Ramsbottom. That point will be reached as soon as possible but it is essential that the normal practice of working upstream should be followed.