HC Deb 25 April 1923 vol 163 c484W

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the water supply of the Orrell urban district council is insufficient to meet the needs of the township; that arrangements have been made for a further supply, and an application for sanction to this arrangement was made to his Department more than a year ago, who have not yet sanctioned the scheme; why this has been withheld for so long; and if, in view of the great shortage, he is now prepared to give his sanction to the scheme, so that a sufficient supply of pure water may be secured?


The scheme of this urban district council involves the taking of water from a colliery shaft, and the proposed source of supply has necessitated careful investigation. I am now prepared to sanction the scheme subject to certain modifications in the agreement proposed to be made with the colliery proprietor.