HC Deb 11 December 1946 vol 431 cc251-2W
Mr. S. Shephard

asked the Minister of Health how many parishes in the rural districts of Newark, Southwell and Bingham, are without an efficient sewage disposal plant; and when it is anticipated such plants will be installed.

Mr. Bevan

There are six parishes in Newark Rural District, 33 in Southwell Rural District and five in Bingham Rural District containing groups of 20 or more houses not connected to public sewers. The primary responsibility for the pre- paration of schemes rests with the rural district councils. An outline scheme has already been submitted to me by Bingham Rural District Council for the sewering of three of its five inadequately sewered parishes and I will be glad to give consideration to any schemes put forward by the Rural District Councils of Southwell and Newark.