HC Deb 06 June 1932 vol 266 cc1587-8
43. Mr. McGOVERN

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the South Molton Rural District Council is experiencing difficulty in proceeding with their housing scheme owing to the difficulty of negotiating with the Fortescue Estate Company on the questions of site and water supply; and if he has been approached on the matter, and can say what the position is?


My right hon. Friend is aware that difficulties have been experienced by this local authority in the-past, but not that difficulties have arisen in connection with the authority's current proposals. He is making inquiries into the matter.


Can the hon. Gentleman say whether there is some Socialistic motive in asking this question about this authority?


I am not able to answer that question. I would refer my right hon. Friend to the hon. Gentleman who asked it.