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East Suffolk

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 October 1950

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asked the Minister of Health what schemes for extending the supply of water for domestic and agricultural purposes in east Suffolk have been sanctioned by his Department for the period 1935 to 1939 and from 1945 to 1950.

In the period 1935 to 1939 sanction was given to the borrowing by local authorities in east Suffolk, for water supply schemes, of a total of £237,804. More detailed information for this period is not readily available.

In the period 1945 to 1950. approval in principle has been given to expenditure on 65 water supply schemes in east Suffolk, totalling £948,242 (£783,470 in rural districts and £164,772 in boroughs and urban districts). Authorisation to proceed has already been given for work costing £667,587 (£514,615 in rural districts and £152,972 in boroughs and urban districts).

The authorities or water undertakers concerned, the numbers of schemes involved, and their cost, are shown below:

Authority or Water Undertaker

Number of Cost Schemes approved in 1945–50

Cost (£)

Blyth R.D.C1195,304
Deben R.D.C.9233,855
Gipping R.D.C.943,851
Hartismere R.D.C.4202,870
Lothingland R.D.C.38,790
Samford R.D.C.368,875
Wainford R.D.C.229,925
Aldeburgh B.C.1300
Bungay U.D.C.56,274
Eye B.C.14,352
Haverhill U.D.C.14,000
Ipswich C.B.11114,519
Saxmundham U.D.C.11,700
Felixstowe Water Company1333,227
Stowmarket U.D.C.1400
65948,242