HC Deb 01 May 1956 vol 552 c12W
14. Colonel Stoddart-Scott

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government to state the causes of delay in procuring a piped water supply for the Pateley Bridge rural district and Nidderdale; and what steps he intends to take to overcome these obstacles.

Mr. Powell

My right hon. Friend held up the application for compulsory powers to acquire the land needed for this scheme as it appeared that there was some prospect of purchasing it by agreement. The negotiations to purchase it have not, however, succeeded, and he will now make an order granting compulsory powers to acquire the necessary land and to take the water.