§ 26. Mr. Donner
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Kingsclere Rural District Council have 1372 received advice from his Department not to proceed with the council's proposed housing scheme at Headley or in any locality likely to be affected by the proposed flooding of the Enborne Valley; upon what information was this advice based; and in particular whether it included bore hole results.
§ Mr. Donner
If the right hon. Gentleman has no information about bore hole results will he request the Metropolitan Water Board to disclose these results, because otherwise Hampshire and Berkshire County Councils, which are unanimously opposed to this scheme, may themselves be driven, with the permission of the owners, to bore, which would be a waste of manpower and material and involve duplication of work already carried out?
§ Mr. Bevan
No, I cannot make a polite request. [HON. MEMBERS: "Oh!"] In fact, it is almost impossible for anyone to make a polite request in answer to some of the representations from hon. Members opposite. This Question has been put upon the Order Paper over and over again. I ask hon. Members opposite to go and read the law before asking ridiculous questions.