HC Deb 30 July 1903 vol 126 c903
MR. ARTHUR LEE (Hampshire, Fareham)

To ask the Secretary to the Admiralty whether, in view of the fact that the Gosport water supply has been condemned as unfit for domestic use, and on that account forbidden to be used as formerly on board His Majesty's ships, he will state what steps are now being taken to procure a proper supply for the naval establishments situated in the Gosport district, including the barracks occupied by the Gosport Division of the Royal Marines.

(Answered by Mr. Arnold-Forster.) The Admiralty have for some time past been pressing the local authority (the Gosport and Alverstoke Urban District Council) to take action in this matter. The Council have now appointed a special Committee to deal with the question, and it is understood that action will be taken, if necessary, under the Public Health Act of 1875. It is thought desirable to await the result of these proceedings before considering the advisability of taking independent action.