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Colne Valley Water Act

Volume 155: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Health whether under the Colne Valley Water Act any preferential arrangement as to the supply of water has been given to members of the National Federation of Building Trades Employers and the London Master Builders' and Allied Industries Association?

There is no preferential treatment given under the Colne Valley Water Bill to the associations mentioned. I am informed that during the passage of the Bill through Parliament the promoters came to an arrangement with these associations, who had petitioned against the Bill, for the supply of water for building purposes, to which they would net otherwise be entitled; but the company did not themselves come under any obligation to give a supply to members of the associations on any better terms than to anybody else.