§ 63. Lord SCONE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the present position in regard to the shortage of water in Scotland in general and in the counties of Perth and Dumfries in particular?
§ Mr. SKELTON
No reports of the existence of any special emergency arising from a shortage of water due to drought have been received from any local authority. The information of the Department of Health is that, thanks to the rains this spring, the areas that suffered a shortage in the spring and autumn last year are at the present moment adequately supplied. It is known, however, that supplies in certain localities are under ordinary conditions inadequate and the Department are at present receiving from local authorities applications for grant under the Rural Water Supplies Act, 1934, to assist in providing supplies or in improving existing supplies.
§ 64. Lord SCONE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what schemes have been submitted to and approved by him, respectively, under the Rural Water Supply Bill, giving in each case the name of the local authority, the district concerned and the amount involved?
§ Mr. SKELTON
As the list of applications so far received by the Department of Health for grant under the Rural Water Supplies Act, 1934, is somewhat long I propose, with my Noble Friend's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT. The circular inviting applica- 1898 tions for grant asked that applications should be submitted by 15th June and as the period so allowed has not yet expired, no allocation of grant has yet been made.
§ Mr. SKELTON
I think that that question might better be put upon the Paper. Following is the list:
List of Applications for Grant received by Department of Health for Scotland under the Rural Water Supplies Act, 1934, up to 13th June. 1934.
Local Authority and Area of Supply. Estimated Cost. Berwick C.C.— £ Cockburnspath 3,000 Coldingham 1,000 Gordon 2,[...]00 Caithness C.C.— Reay 1,200 Dunnet 5,350 Dunbeath 2,360 Latheronwheel 1,150 Watten 1,000 Lybster 600 East Lothian C.C.— Innerwick 500 Spott 250 Fife C.C.— Cupar Muir 1,800 Kilconquhar and Barnyards 1,850 Springfield 4,850 Guardbridge 1,480 Kingsbarns 4,170 Ceres 7,350 Largoward 3,350 Balmullo 2,900 Strathkinnes 4,740 Largo (Upper and Lower) 5,450 Pitlessie 950 Inverness C.C.— Broadford 1,400 Newtonmore 260 Lochmaddy 2,350 Kyleakin 300 Leverburgh 150 Smerclett 2,200 Eochar 7,500 Finsbay 800 Northton 1,000 Eriskay 1,200 Scalpay 1,000 Northbay 2,000 Castlebay 5,500 Portree 3,500 Tarbert (Harris) 900 Lochboisdale 800
Local Authority and Area of Supply. Estimated Cost. Kincardine C.C.— £ Newtonhill 1,800 St. Cyrus 1,450 Perth C.C Aberuthven 1,500 Forgandenny 1,300 St. Davids, Madderty (Alt. 1,300) 1,000 Bankfoot, Dunkeld 20,926 Stanley Ross and Cromarty C.C.— Easter Ross 37,800 North Kessock 900 Barbaraville 275 Ardubh 225 Auchiltibuie 300 Ardgay 950 Stirling C.C.— Fintry 300 Banton 1,500 Drymen 500 Edenkiln 300 Kippen 400 Sutherland C.C.— The Doll 1,782 Bettyhil 784 Knockan and Elphin 1,033 Lairg 1,188 Melvich, Portskerra and district 4,889 Rogart (Pitteutrail) 986 Scourie 1,312 Wigtown C.C— Sorbie 500 Garlieston 1,220 Kirkcowan 6,500 Total for Counties £179,780 Abe lour Burgh 13,000 Fin[...]lochty Burgh 350 Grantown-on-Spey Burgh 12,000 Inverbervie Burgh 2,000 Lochmaben Burgh 80 Macduff Burgh 1,400 Millport Burgh 1,200 Stornoway Burgh 20,000 Whithorn Burgh 6,000 Total for Burghs £56,030 Total for Burghs and Counties £235,810