HC Deb 26 June 1956 vol 555 c236
1. Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what reply he gave to the latest representations made by the rural district council of Epping and Ongar regarding the Blackmore and Doddinghurst sewerage scheme.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government (Mr. J. Enoch Powell)

The council was told my right hon. Friend had decided that this scheme was not so vitally urgent as to justify loan sanction in present circumstances, but that it would be among the first to be reviewed as soon as the current restrictions on capital expenditure were relaxed.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

May I thank my hon. Friend for that undertaking to review this scheme and ask him to recall that the scheme goes back very many years and is exceedingly vital not only to the local people but to agriculture in that part of the county?

Mr. Powell

The importance of the scheme, from many points of view, is recognised.

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