HC Deb 11 May 1950 vol 475 cc76-7W
7. Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the supply of water to the inhabitants of Tollesbury, Essex, is endangered by old and defective pumping machinery; and to what extent he will be able to assist the Maldon Rural District Council to instal new machinery.

Mr. Bevan

This matter was recently discussed with representatives of the district council. The trouble is not only the age of the pumping plant, but also the falling yield of the borehole. Suggestions were made for remedying the defects and the council's proposals will be considered when they are received.