§ Mr. Osborne
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the distress that is being caused in villages in the Caistor rural area owing to the absence of a water supply; that the rural council's scheme is held up awaiting his approval; if he will give immediate attention to the problem; and if he will appoint a Select Committee to report on the question of rural water supplies generally.
§ Mr. Bevan
I am aware of the need for water supplies in parts of this Rural District. Schemes in respect of fourteen parishes were submitted in July last and a local Inquiry will be held as soon as the Council furnish certain essential information which has been asked for. A separate scheme for Normanby-le-Wold was submitted to me in August. It contained certain abnormal features and in September I invited the Council to reconsider the matter and this, I understand, they are doing. I am unable to accept the suggestion in the last part of the Question.