HC Deb 08 May 1874 vol 218 c1927

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department. Whether he is prepared, if duly requested by local authorities, to afford the aid of the Government, through the agency of the Board of Health or other-vise, to obtain reliable information and promote arrangements for a better supply of water in those cases where it may be expedient to combine several towns or districts under one comprehensive system of water supply?


, in reply, said, that the Local Government Board was empowered by the 26th section of the Public Health Act to combine several sanitary districts into one for the purpose of procuring a common water supply. In the event of their being requested to do so, the Local Government Board would be most happy to furnish any information or render any assistance in its power to promote the desired effect.