§ Major CARVER
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?
Sir H. YOUNG
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 759W 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.