§ Sir R. Glyn
asked the Minister of Health which local authorities in Berkshire have submitted to his Department since 1945 proposals for piped water supply schemes, and which of these authorities have had these schemes finally sanctioned; and to what extent shortage of pipes is one of the reasons for the delay in carrying out the schemes.
§ Mr. Bevan
The information is as follows:
Local authorities in Berkshire who have submitted schemes of piped water supply to the Department since 1945 Number of Schemes submitted Number of Schemes finally authorised Maidenhead B.C. 3 3 Newbury B.C. 9 8 New Windsor B.C. 5 5 Reading C.B.C. 18 17 Wokingham B.C. 1 1 Abingdon R.D.C. 1 1 Bradfield R.D.C. 9 8 Easthampstead R.D.C. 2 2 Faringdon R.D.C. 6 4 Hungerford R.D.C. 1 1 Newbury R.D.C. 2 1 Wallingford R.D.C. 8 6 Wantage R.D.C. 9 6 Wokingham R.D.C. 31 29
I am not aware of the extent to which shortage of pipes is a reason for any delay in carrying out the schemes.