HC Deb 02 March 1933 vol 275 c533

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the number of private estates which have been recently developed without proper roads or sewerage systems, he will suggest to local authorities the desirability of improving such property by compelling those responsible to carry out the necessary works, and so to provide employment for local workers?

The MINISTER of HEALTH (Sir Hilton Young)

A general undertaking to suggest to local authorities that they should force expense of this kind on private owners would not be justified. Each case must be considered on merits.


asked the Minister of Health whether, in order to provide work for the unemployed, he will consider taking steps for the provision of adequate sewerage schemes in the large number of small towns and villages which at present are without this service?


The duty of carrying out desirable sewerage schemes rests with the district council concerned. I am always ready to entertain applications for sanction to loans for schemes of sewerage which are needed on grounds of public health, and my staff are constantly advising local authorities on schemes.