HC Deb 05 May 1938 vol 335 cc1061-2W
Sir C. Rawson

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, despite the serious shortage of water in the rural districts of Wiltshire during the year 1921 and again in 1936, and that, while many surrounding villages are already suffering this year from a shortage, the new Royal Air Force station at Hullavington, Chippenham, is being supplied with 30,000 gallons of water a day from the local supply; and what steps does he propose to take in this matter?

Sir K. Wood:

I am aware that the Calne and Chippenham Rural District Council are supplying this aerodrome. I understand from the responsible local authorities that there are no special difficulties at present in the surrounding villages, but I am arranging for an inspector to visit the area.