HC Deb 20 April 1937 vol 322 cc1562-3
7. Sir Irving Albery

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he can now give an answer to the Strood Rural District Council concerning proposals for an improved water supply to the Isle of Grain; and whether he is aware that this matter has now been held in suspense since July last?

Mr. Cooper

I regret that it has not yet been possible to communicate with the Strood Rural District Council on this subject, but an answer is necessarily delayed until the terms on which the War Department could free itself from an obligation now laid upon it to supply water from its own pumping plant to a farm on the Isle of Grain have been settled. This question is under active consideration at the present time, and I will communicate with my hon. Friend when a decision is reached.

Sir I. Albery

In view of the long delay which has occurred, will the right hon. Gentleman do everything possible to expedite the matter?