§ Mr. CHARLES EDWARDS
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware 1740W of the position in which the people of Manmoel (Mon.) find themselves in regard to water for drinking and domestic purposes; that there are farms without any supply whatsoever; and that farmers have to take their cattle, etc., long distances to another farm for the purpose of watering them; whether he will take steps to secure arrangements by which a supply may be conveyed to some central and convenient spot so as to remedy this inconvenience; and whether, seeing that prior to mining operations there was a plentiful supply, he will take powers to force the mineral owners to contribute to the cost of the same?
§ Sir A. MOND
I am making inquiries as to this matter, and will communicate further with the hon. Member. There is no statutory authority for requiring the mineral owners to make a special contribution to the cost of the water supply.