HC Deb 30 June 1937 vol 325 cc1959-60
46. Major Owen

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the shortage of water in the village of Llanbedrog, Carnarvonshire, and the inconvenience and hardship caused to the inhabitants by the diversion of part of the water supply to the Penrhos aerodrome; and what steps it is proposed to take to remedy the present position?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Health (Mr. Bernays)

My right hon. Friend is aware of the position. He has approved a scheme which will augment the Llanbedrog supply, and tenders are awaited for the execution of the necessary works.

Major Owen

How long will it be before work is commenced, as the matter is extremely urgent, seeing that the water supply has to be cut off for long hours every day and that the village depends upon visitors for its livelihood?

Mr. Bernays

My right hon. Friend appreciates the urgency, and is doing his best to expedite the matter. I understand that the only outstanding matters now are the receipt of tenders and the talk with the consulting engineer on 6th July, on the design of filters.