HC Deb 06 March 1922 vol 151 cc861-2
101. Mr. MYERS

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the new houses erected by the Mirfield Urban District Council under the Government scheme impose upon the tenants a charge of£3 4s. 6d. per year for the domestic water supply and 12s. 6d. per annum for the bath in respect of the houses of the parlour type, and with£2 10s. and 12s. 6d. per year, respectively, for the non-parlour houses, and this after a reduction has been made; and whether, having regard to the fact that these charges are heavy in comparison with those prevailing in the immediate neighbourhood, and that water is supplied for trade purposes at approximately 7d. to 1s. per 1,000 gallons in and about the same area, he will endeavour to have the water charge upon these houses reduced?


I am making inquiries as to the circumstances of the case, and will consider whether anything can be done in the matter. I will communicate further with the hon. Member.