HC Deb 09 March 1954 vol 524 cc1929-30
47. Mr. Walker-Smith

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is satisfied that the figure of £20 specified as the maximum recoverable by a local authority in respect of expenses incurred in the provision of a supply of water to a house under Section 138 (3) of the Public Health Act, 1936, is sufficient having regard to corn-temporary costs; and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. Marples

My right hon. Friend has heard of very few difficulties because of the £20 limit, but he will watch this point.

Mr. Walker-Smith

My hon. Friend appreciates, does he not, that if £20 was the right figure in 1936, it can hardly be the right figure today if this matter were to be reviewed?