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Rural Water Supplies

Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Health how many villages in the county of Norfolk are without a piped water supply; and how many of the small towns have an inadequate water supply.

The information in my possession relates to parishes as a whole, and shows that there are 377 parishes in Norfolk without a piped water supply. The supply is inadequate in five of the boroughs and urban districts in the county.

asked the Minister of Health if he is able to report any progress concerning the supply of piped water for the village of Foxton, Leicestershire; and why the present piped supply now used to supply one house cannot be extended to all houses in the village.

The Leicester Corporation have now offered a bulk supply to the Market Harborough Rural District Council for the use of this village. Before deciding whether to accept that offer the Council are awaiting the observations of the Air Ministry who own the main. With regard to the second part of the Question, the one house is supplied upon terms which give no guarantee of continuity and would not be practicable for a general supply. It is hoped, however, that both continuity and generality of supply will shortly be secured.