HC Deb 21 April 1964 vol 693 c151W
16. Mr. Loughlin

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how many units of accommodation in the constituency of West Gloucestershire are without a supply of piped water; in which areas they are situate; and what steps are being taken to rectify the position.

Mr. Corfield

1,960 units are without a piped supply in the house. I give below the figures for individual districts. 77 of these units have an outside tap or standpipe and a number of others could be connected to existing mains if the owner or occupier wish. Further water supply schemes are planned or in hand, and grant is available from the Exchequer and the County Council. But most remaining properties are scattered and the cost of a piped supply is likely to be high.

Following are the figures:

1,960 units of accommodation out of a total of 27,153 in the constituency are at present without a supply of piped water in the house. They are situate in the following rural districts—

  • 484 in East Dean;
  • 255 in Lydney;
  • 443 in Newent;
  • 443 in West Dean;
  • 335 in Gloucester.

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