§ Sir M. Stoddart-Scott
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs (1) what progress has been made in providing the villages and townships in the Ripon and Pateley Bridge rural district with a piped water supply; and when the schemes will be completed;
(2) if he will state the cost of the schemes for providing the Ripon and Pateley Bridge rural district with a piped water supply; how much of the cost will be met from the rates; and how much will be paid from the Exchequer.
§ Mr. Bevins
Since 1950, when approximately half the houses in the rural district were supplied, schemes have been, or are being, carried out which will bring the number of houses supplied up to about 95 per cent. of the total. Schemes now being carried out should be completed by August, 1960.
The capital cost of all these schemes will amount to some £350,000. Exchequer grant has not yet been assessed on all schemes and it is not at present possible to say how much of the cost will be payable out of the rates.