HC Deb 24 February 1936 vol 309 cc52-3W
Colonel BROWN

asked the Minister of Health whether he has yet come to a final decision concerning the Haltwistle water supply scheme; and, if not, when such decision may be expected?


I have approved this scheme in principle. The proposed source of supply is a lake which is to be enlarged by the construction of a dam. The enlarged lake will fall within the scope of the Reservoirs (Safety Provisions) Act, 1930, and my approval has been made subject to a satisfactory report from an engineer on the panel under that Act that the enlarged lake will be water-tight and will form a suitable source of supply. I expect to receive the engineer's report in a few days.

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