HC Deb 02 March 1944 vol 397 c1567
36. Sir Percy Hurd

asked the Minister of Health if he will make a statement on his discussions with local authorities about the need for extended water supply and sewerage services in rural areas.

Mr. Willink

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which I gave on 10th February to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Louth (Lieut.-Colonel Heneage) and to my references in the recent Debate on the Anglesey County Council (Water, etc.) Bill to proposed legislation for the improvement of rural water supply and sewerage, to which I have at present nothing to add.

Sir P. Hurd

Is it not a fact that discussions have taken place since this statement; and is the Minister aware that local authorities generally are showing a keen interest in a vigorous, progressive policy in this matter?

Mr. Willink

No discussions have taken place since my last statement. It is certainly the case that local authorities are keenly interested in the matter.

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