HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 cc1446-7W
Sir A. Southby

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that Mr. A. Dimmick, 26, Forest Road, Sutton, Surrey, has been informed by the Sutton and District Water Company that there is a leakage in the service water pipe supplying his premises between the stopcock and the main; that the main is on the extreme far side of the roadway from Mr. Dimmick's house, and that the distance from the stop-cock to the main is 38 feet 8 inches, the distance from Mr. Dimmick's front door to the stop-cock being 22 feet; that the whole cost of opening up and relaying the roadway, in addition to the cost of the repair of the pipe, is being demanded from Mr. Dimmick; and, in view of the injustice inflicted, what steps he is taking to deal with this and similar cases?

Mr. Elliot

Yes, Sir, I am informed that the company have now executed the repairs. I understand that the question of recovering the expenditure of £2 7s. from Mr. Dimmick will be considered on the 24th November. I am afraid that I have no power to take any action in the matter.