§ 20. Mr. van Straubenzee
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will now authorise Wokingham Borough Council to incur the 197 necessary expenditure to lay a foul sewer in Sandy Lane and Bearwood Road at Wokingham.
§ Mr. K. Robinson
Unless there is any new evidence of urgency, I regret that the work must wait until it is possible to relax the restraint on increases in public capital investment.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
Will the right hon. Gentleman look at the papers, particularly with regard to his former Ministry, and notice that the medical officer of health has given a serious warning of health hazard in this case? Does not the right hon. Gentleman feel that for that reason, if no other, he ought to look at the matter again?
§ Mr. Robinson
I have looked at the papers. The report of the medical officer of health six months ago did not seem to indicate any immediate danger to public health, but I repeat that if there is new evidence I shall certainly consider it.