§ 31. Sir GIFFORD FOX
asked the Minister of Health if his information shows that the rural water supplies in Oxfordshire can be regarded as satisfactory, in view of the small rainfall this winter; and what steps are being taken to improve any defects in supply?
Sir H. YOUNG
I have information of shortage of water supplies due to drought in parts of the rural districts of Banbury, Bullingdon, Chipping Norton and Witney. Schemes for the permanent improvement of the water supplies in these areas are now under the consideration of the four councils concerned. A scheme for four parishes in the Ploughley Rural District has just been approved.