HC Deb 20 July 1950 vol 477 c194W
79. Mr. Mitchison

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Station House and four cottages, the property of the Railway Executive, at Geddington, Northamptonshire, are only supplied with drinking water in cans brought by vans carrying miscellaneous merchandise from Kettering; that the hon. Member for Kettering has, since January, 1950, been in correspondence on this matter with the Railway Executive, the Kettering Rural District Council and the Mid-Northamptonshire Water Board; and whether he will take steps to ensure that some one or other of those authorities shall carry out the obligations imposed by the Water Act, 1945, Section 28, and make available a sufficient supply of wholesome water for domestic purposes.

Mr. Bevan

I understand that improving the supply to these properties presents difficulties which have recently between discussed between the Water Board and Railway Executive officials, and which are still being investigated. I am afraid that at this stage I am not in a position to take any action under Section 28 of the Water Act, 1945. I am informed that the cost of connecting the properties to the main would be about £2,000.