HC Deb 08 March 1934 vol 286 cc2006-9
14. Viscountess ASTOR

asked the Minister of Health whether the conditions governing the distribution of the grants-in-aid of rural water supplies will make it compulsory for provision to be made in every case, except where this is shown to be impracticable, for a piped supply of drinking water to any schools in an aided area which is not now provided with a satisfactory water service?


Rural district councils have no power to compel school authorities to take a supply from their mains. The Ministry in dealing with applications for approval of rural water schemes take steps to secure that the proposed water supply will be available to schools, where necessary and practicable, and this practice will be continued in dealing with grant applications.

Viscountess ASTOR

Where it is necessary, surely it is practicable that school children should get a decent clean water supply.

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