HC Deb 18 March 1952 vol 497 c2097
43. Sir David Robertson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will now permit new council houses to be erected in rural Caithness where water supplies will not be available for some years.

Mr. J. Stuart

The county council were given this permission in 1946 on the understanding that suitable temporary water supplies would be introduced pending completion of the county council's comprehensive water supply scheme.

Sir D. Robertson

As the County Council has done nothing at all to comply with that order, will my right hon. Friend ascertain why his Department has taken no action, because a very large number of people are living in thoroughly unsatisfactory conditions?

Mr. Stuart

As my hon. Friend must know, this is a responsibility of the local authority.

Mr. M. MacMillan

Will the right hon. Gentleman advise the electors of Caithness to elect something other than a Tory local authority?

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