HC Deb 16 July 1874 vol 221 cc131-2

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, while awaiting further legislation in respect of sanitary improvement, he will issue official instructions pointing out the means already available by sanitary authorities for obtaining where needed a better supply of water without the necessity of a special application to Parliament?


Sir, I may remind the hon. Member that in the Digest of Sanitary Laws recently issued to all urban and rural authorities, their existing powers in regard to water supply were clearly pointed out. When the Bill now passing through Parliament becomes Law the further facilities which will be thereby afforded will also be explained by Circular. Moreover, in connection with the Circular on water supply recently issued, I have caused more detailed suggestions as to the means of obtaining and storing water to be prepared, and these are now under consideration with a view to their circulation.