§ Commander Maitland
asked the Minister of Health whether full approval has now been given for the water schemes of the Horncastle and Spilsby rural districts; what progress is being made with these schemes; and when the villages of Hagworthingham and Lusby may expect to have a water supply.
§ Mr. Bevan
I have received outline proposals for a comprehensive scheme for the Horncastle Rural District. Amendments of this scheme are receiving the68W Council's consideration and as soon as full details of their final proposals are received arrangements will be made to hold a public inquiry. The Parishes of Hagworthingham and Lusby are included in the scheme, but it is not possible to say when these villages will be supplied. An interim scheme for Stixwould, Horsington and Bucknall awaits the County Council's observations. The Spilsby Rural District Council have two separate schemes. The Council were authorised in September to invite tenders for the pumping plant required to complete their coastal scheme, and I am awaiting the submission of an approved tender. Proposals for the laying of mains under the Fen scheme were authorised in June last. It is understood that 50 per cent. of this work has been completed.