HC Deb 29 January 1948 vol 446 c189W
Mr. Byers

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the water supply in certain of the villages near Gillingham, Dorset, in particular Buckhorn Weston, is unsatisfactory; and what steps he is proposing to take to remedy the situation.

Mr. Bevan

I understand that the supply of water in certain villages in the rural district of Shaftesbury, including Buckhorn Weston and Kington Magna, is unsatisfactory owing to the present pipes being too small for the present increased consumption. The Rural District Council have a scheme prepared to provide a new supply to an area which will include these villages, and a starting date has been arranged. I am awaiting particulars of tenders before giving final approval for the work to be put in hand.