HC Deb 10 June 1903 vol 123 cc443-4

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in view of the fact that under the powers of the Ebbw Vale Council Water Bill it is proposed to take a quantity of water from the catchment basin of the Clydach Stream (Breconshire) without any provision of compensation water being permitted to flow down the natural channel of that river, he will, in the interests of public health, and in view of the character of the Clydach Valley, cause provision to be made in the Bill for the sending of compensation water down the natural course of the Clydach Stream.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) This Bill is at present awaiting Second Reading in another place, and I am informed that a petition is to be pre- sented against it with a view of obtaining the insertion of a provision to the effect desired by the hon. Member. It will be for the Committee by whom the Bill is dealt with to determine whether any provision should be made on the subject.