HC Deb 02 May 1968 vol 763 c1263
8. Mr. Ednyfed Hudson Davies

asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether he is aware that the public water supply in the village of Mynydd Llandegai is tainted; and what steps are being taken to supply unadulterated water.

Mr. Ifor Davies

Yes, Sir. The water is affected by rust but analysis shows that there is no danger to health.

Work now in hand, and due to be completed in about three months' time, is expected to remedy the situation.

Mr. Ednyfed Hudson Davies

Will my hon. Friend take note that this is a specimen of the drinking water in the village of Mynydd Llandegai, if he wants to examine it, brought to me in a surgery—I must emphasise, a constituency "surgery"? Will he also note that he, like me and others, would be loath to drink this water, however safe it may be? I can assure him that clothes washed in it take on its rather unpleasant colour. Will he takes steps to see—

Mr. Speaker

Order. Questions must be brief, even about specimens.

Mr. Rankin

On a point of order. By leave of the House, can the hon. Member's bottle be passed around?

Mr. Ifor Davies

I know something of a darker colour which is not dangerous either. The major scheme being designed at present should further improve both the quantity and the quality of supplies.