HC Deb 05 May 1927 vol 205 cc1780-1W

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the altered conditions of modern building and estate development, he will consider the hardship produced by a continuance of the Metropolitan Water Board's policy of placing mains down one side of a road or street only, thereby forcing the owners of property on the opposite side to be liable for maintenance of about 30 feet of service pipe, against about six feet on the main side, while having no control either of the main or over the road and whether he will consider the advisability of promoting legislation to vary Section 8 of the Metropolitan Water Board (Charges) Act, 1907, so as to transfer to the Board the cost of maintaining the difference in length of the service pipe exceeding six feet from the boundary of the premises served?


This question is not peculiar to the Metropolitan Water Board, and I am referring the matter to the Advisory Committee on Water for their consideration and advice.