HC Deb 14 June 1934 vol 290 cc1897-9
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?


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?


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- 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.


Can my hon. Friend say how many schemes have been submitted for approval quite apart from applications?


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
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

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