§ 21. Colonel Stoddart-Scott
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government why there has been delay in carrying out the piped-water schemes in the Ripon and Pateley Bridge Rural District Council's area; and what is preventing the carrying out of these schemes.
§ Mr. Sandys
The council and the owner of the land concerned failed to agree. The council had, therefore, to apply for powers to acquire the land and to take water from it. This necessitated a local inquiry, which was held last month; and I am now considering its findings.