HC Deb 14 July 1959 vol 609 c199
28. Mr. Patrick Maitland

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that a number of farms in the parish of Chapelton, in the county of Lanark, are still without a piped water supply with consequent damage to their productive capacity, as well as occasional menace to health; and when he expects a piped water supply to become available.

Mr. Maclay

I understand that the farms concerned already have private piped supplies, but that a public supply should be available to them in some eighteen months' time from the county Council's new scheme for the area, which is expected to start shortly.

Mr. Maitland

Is my right hon. Friend aware that these farmers were all told, more than two years ago, that this public pipe supply was coming shortly? Is he aware that surveys were made and encouragement given, and that the farmers have been waiting in vain? Will he do something to hurry it up?

Mr. Maclay

This is a fairly large scheme for distributing water from the Daer supply. It involves the installation of pumping equipment in addition to the usual works.