HC Deb 02 November 1937 vol 328 c745W
Mr. Levy

asked the Minister of Health what progress has been made with the provision of water supplies in rural areas; in how many instances have wells been sunk without result; and what is the total amount of capital expenditure involved in new rural waterworks?

Mr. Bernays

Since the Rural Water Supplies Act, 1934, was passed, schemes have been undertaken for 2,900 parishes at an estimated capital expenditure of over £9,000,000. In 14 instances, wells were sunk and proved abortive and other sources sought.