HC Deb 17 February 1949 vol 461 cc193-4W
87. Mr. Osborne

asked the Minister of Health why he refuses the Market Rasen Urban District Council permission to purchase the local water company as they have requested in letters dated 14th April, 1948, 27th September, 1948, and 13th January, 1949; and why no reply has been sent to the last letter from the Council.

Mr. Bevan

Consent has not been refused. I understand that the company have offered to sell their undertaking to the Caistor Rural District Council, who are considering the offer. The letter to which the hon. Member refers was acknowledged but I am not yet in a position to make any further reply.