Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Health whether in connection with the water supply of Evesham and district and the amicable agreement which has been reached between the North Cotswold Rural District Council and the Evesham Rural District Council, he can give an assurance that the necessary licence to enable the authorities to obtain the material for extending the Evesham mains will not be held up on account of the necessity for filling in form K 20, which relates solely to an application for a loan, in view of the urgency for an adequate supply of water in this area.
§ Mr. Willink
The issue of licences for materials must necessarily await approval of the proposals under the arrangements for determining priorities. Specific authorisation under the Defence Regulations is also required. In addition to general information, technical details of the proposed works are essential before a decision can be given, and these can most suitably be submitted on Form K 20, which, although normally used in connection with loan applications, is also appropriate and convenient to the present purpose.