HC Deb 08 February 1934 vol 285 cc1323-4W

asked the Minister of Health which county councils have taken action under Circular 1338, dated 12th May, 1933, by carrying out or initiating surveys in their areas as to conditions of existing water supplies and the availability of new supplies; which county councils have reported that existing supplies are inadequate; which county councils have considered schemes for improvement; and how many joint advisory committees have been set up?


Forty-four county councils have taken action in the carrying out, initiation or co-ordination of surveys in their areas. In addition, six county councils have rural schemes under consideration. Details are appended. These surveys are proceeding. The undertaking of surveys may be taken as evidence that improvement is needed in parts of the counties concerned, and that it is being considered. Six regional advisory committees have been formed. Measures have been taken for the appointment at an early date of two additional committees covering large areas.

Following are the details

County councils who have taken action in the carrying out, initiation or co-ordination of surveys:—

Bedford. Somerset.
Buckingham. Southampton.
Cambridge. Stafford.
Chester. East Suffolk.
Cumberland. East Sussex.
Devon. West Sussex.
Dorset. Warwick.
Essex. Wilts.
Gloucester. Worcester.
Hereford. York East Riding.
Hertford. York West Riding.
Huntingdon. Anglesey.
Isle of Wight. Caernarvon.
Lancaster. Cardigan.
Holland. Denbigh.
Kesteven. Flint.
Lindsey. Glamorgan.
Northampton. Merioneth.
Northumberland. Monmouth.
Nottingham. Montgomery.
Oxford. Pembroke.
Salop. Radnor.

Additional county councils who have rural scheme under consideration:—

Cornwall. Soke of Peterborough.
Isle of Ely. York North Riding.

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