HC Deb 16 June 1920 vol 130 cc1244-5
28. Mr. C. WHITE

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the erection of houses in Hathersage and Outseats, in the Bakewell rural council area is held up owing to the failure or inability of the said council to provide an adequate supply of water; whether he is aware that an adequate supply can be obtained from the Derwent Valley Water Board, whose supply runs through the parishes in question; and whether he will take such steps as may be necessary to ensure an adequate supply being provided and thus facilitate the building of houses which are much needed in the district?


The Bakewell Rural District Council are now in communication with the Derwent Valley Water Board with a view to a supply of water for the houses to be erected at Hathersage. The Council do not themselves propose to erect any houses at Outseats, but I understand that they have been in communication with the property owners desirous of building there with a view to agreeing with them as to the incidence of expense in connection with a supply of water.


Would the right hon. Gentleman instruct the housing committee to inquire into these circumstances on the spot?


Yes, he has done so. that is the source of my information.