HC Deb 27 October 1949 vol 468 cc188-9W
Brigadier Medlicott

asked the Minister of Health if his attention has been called to the resolutions passed during recent months by Women's Institutes in many parts of the country urging the need for improved water supplies and sanitary arrangements in rural areas; and what special plans he has for meeting this situation.

Mr. Bevan

Yes, and I have discussed the question with a deputation from the National Federation. The numerous schemes under construction or about to be put in hand will improve conditions in many areas. The local authorities are responsible for preparing plans, but I am always ready to consider whether they should be pressed to act if representations to them by local residents fail to produce results.