HC Deb 01 May 1956 vol 552 c181
16. Mr. Watkins

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government the number of applications for grants towards water supplies and sewerage schemes which have been disallowed in Wales since 26th October, 1955.

Mr. Powell

Five, Sir; but only two of these were, in any case, eligible for grant.

Mr. Watkins

Will the Parliamentary Secretary bear in mind that the recent White Paper on rural Wales urged that encouragement should be given to district councils in rural mid-Wales and elsewhere by means of grants towards these schemes, and yet he is now disallowing these schemes altogether?

Mr. Powell

I think that my Answer is evidence that schemes are going forward.