§ Mr. Spence
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are the difficulties impeding the adoption of water and sewerage services to the 132 Royal Air Force houses at Dishforth, North Yorkshire, referred to in his letter to the hon. Member for Thirsk and Malton dated 20 September 1979, reference AF'GP 469/79; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Pattie
The water supply is provided partly from an MOD borehole which is unlikely to be suitable for adoption by the local authority and the network of distribution pipes is of a construction which is also likely to be unacceptable. There is no water authority sewer in the vicinity to which the houses at Dishforth could conveniently be connected. Discussions are continuing as a matter of urgency between the Yorkshire water authority and the Property Services Agency to try to resolve these problems. I am writing to the hon. Member.