HC Deb 03 May 1955 vol 540 c1481
1. Mr. Hurd

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government how the grant payments made for water supply and sewerage schemes in Berkshire in 1954 compare with those in 1951.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Mr. W. F. Deedes)

In 1951 £44,700 was paid in grant for water supply schemes and £5,625 for sewerage schemes. In 1954 the figures were £24,800 for water and £73,575 for sewerage.

Mr. Hurd

Can the Minister assure us that it is the Government's intention to press on with this good performance so that all the Berkshire villages can in the next few years look forward to new and better sanitation?

Mr. Deedes

I hope as more urgent water schemes are completed it will be possible to do more and more for the more urgent village sewerage schemes. That is what we are trying to do.

Lieut-Colonel Lipton

Do the figures for 1954 include water supply and sewerage for the new town of Bracknell?

Mr. Deedes

I think that is a separate question.