54. Captain RAMSAY
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has any information to give the House 1830 regarding the water supply arid sanitary arrangements in certain blocks of houses in Cousland which have been receiving his attention?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. Skelton)
I am informed that the defects in the ashpits and dry closets at the Cousland cottages to which my hon. Friend drew my attention have now been rectified. As regards water, difficulty has been experienced in securing an adequate source of supply, but I understand that a promising source is at present being investigated by the proprietors in co-operation with the county sanitary inspector. I can assure my hon. Friend that the Department of Health will keep in touch with the local authority in this matter with the view to securing a satisfactory water supply as soon as possible.
Can my hon. Friend give any indication when this water supply is likely to be completed?