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Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the Blyth Rural District Council are still carting water to villages in that area, including schools at Yoxford, Rendham and Knodishall; and when he intends to introduce legislation for the supply of water to rural districts upon the basis of a national or regional scheme in view of the prolonged hardship endured by the countryside population.

The council's northern and southern area water supply schemes, designed to enable piped water to be brought to these three and many other villages in the district, have received my general approval, and I have invited the council to place advance orders for the necessary materials and to prepare to let contracts. I am unable to make any statement about prospective legislation.