HC Deb 17 December 1912 vol 45 cc1331-2W
Captain WARING

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that there is no sewerage system in the village of Portgordon, Banffshire, and of the agitation for the introduction of a system; and whether, in view of the fact that an epidemic of scarlet fever and diphtheria has broken out in the village, he will take steps to secure that a sewerage system will be speedily introduced?


I am aware; that a sewerage system has long been desired for Portgordon, and I am glad to be able to inform the hon. Member that the Banff District Committee have resolved on a scheme, and have applied to the Local Government Board for their; recommendation to a loan from the Public Works Loan Board to defray its cost. I am causing inquiry to be made into the outbreak of scarlet fever and diphtheria.