HC Deb 19 December 1932 vol 273 cc758-9W

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the shortage of the domestic water supplies in and around the neighbourhood of Brough, in East Yorkshire; and if he will institute an inquiry in the interests of public health and sanitation?


I am aware of this difficulty. The duty of providing an adequate water supply for Brough devolves on the Elloughton-cum-Brough Water Company, who have special statutory powers. The statutory provisions do not give me any jurisdiction. I have, however, communicated with the Beverley Rural District Council and they are actively considering, in consultation with the company and a neighbouring water authority, what steps can be taken to improve the supply. I am keeping in close touch with the situation.