HC Deb 06 December 1945 vol 416 cc2703-4W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Minister of Health why the water at Rotherfield-Peppard is so highly chlorinated; and what is the source of the contamination.

Mr. Bevan

This water comes from wells in open chalk and is chlorinated because there are unsewered properties in the neighbourhood; the water is analysed periodically and has always been found to be very pure.

Mr. Grey

asked the Minister of Health if he has considered the situation at South View, St. Helens Town, Kelloe, County Durham, due to a supply of unwholesome water to 140 households and out- lying farms resulting in a deal of illness and consequently a number losing work; and if he will hold an inquiry to ascertain the cause of the water pollution and make a statement as to what is being done in the matter.

Mr. Bevan

I have not been informed of any difficulties at Kelloe but I will make inquiries and communicate with my hon. Friend.

Major Conant

asked the Minister of Health if he is satisfied with the progress being made in the provision of an adequate water supply for the parishes of Bushley, Eldersfield and Corse Lawn, in South Worcestershire.

Mr. Bevan

Yes, Sir. The Upton-on-Severn Rural District Council have instructed their consulting engineers to prepare a scheme for providing the whole of their district—which includes these three parishes—'with piped water supplies, and their report is expected to be available to the council shortly. When the council have formulated their proposals, I will do my best to facilitate their execution.

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