HC Deb 20 July 1944 vol 402 cc338-9
27. Sir John Mellor

asked the Minister of Health why, notwithstanding written requests to the Ministry, dated 23rd June and 6th July, from the Tamworth Rural District Council, they had not received by 12th July W.B.A. priority and symbol number and priority certificates in respect of controlled materials to enable them to proceed with the Kingsbury Water Supply Scheme, the recommended tenders for which were approved by the Ministry by letter dated 13th June; and whether, having regard to the continued hardship caused in Kingsbury, he will investigate the delay.

Mr. Willink

The period since 13th June has been fully occupied in securing necessary consents to the use of money, labour, and materials for this project. Certain essential financial particulars were not received from the council until 24th June, and a suggestion for variation in the type of materials was made by the Council, in a later letter dated 6th July. Loan sanction and W.B.A. priority were sent to the Council on 15th July, and the contract symbol number and licences for controlled materials have since been issued.