HC Deb 21 May 1936 vol 312 cc1377-8
53. Mr. E. J. WILLIAMS

asked the Minister of Health whether he is in a position to announce his decision upon the the amount of grant towards the construction of the Mid-Glamorgan sewerage scheme; and whether he will expedite this scheme with a full grant, both to benefit the health of the people and to help this distressed area in providing work for the unemployed?


As I have already informed the hon. Member, the Commissioner for the Special Areas has informed the councils concerned that as separate schemes for the disposal of the sewage of the several areas could be provided of equal adequacy to the joint scheme contemplated, at a saving in capital cost of £90,000, he is not prepared to offer grant in respect of the joint scheme. If, however, the councils should desire to submit applications for grant in respect of separate schemes for the improvement of their existing disposal arrangements, he will be prepared to consider them.


Will the Minister reconsider his decision?


This is a matter for the commissioner.