HC Deb 09 June 1953 vol 516 c23
36. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the reasons that five farms, with approximately 300 dairy cattle, at Guiltreehill, Farden-william, Ballycoach, Carrington and Commonhead, in the Maybole district of South Ayrshire, have an insufficient water supply; and what steps he is taking to deal with the matter.

Mr. J. Stuart

These are private water supplies and the question of sufficiency is primarily one for the owners or occupiers. The County Council, propose, however, to introduce a public water supply for the area and I am prepared to authorise a start with the work as soon as the necessary pipes can be obtained.

Mr. Hughes

Does this answer mean that there will be no economy coming into consideration of the matter?

Mr. Stuart

The maintenance of an efficient supply is necessary and we shall do our best to provide it as soon as possible.