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Domestic Water Supplies (Expenditure)

Volume 524: debated on Tuesday 9 March 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is satisfied that the figure of £20 specified as the maximum recoverable by a local authority in respect of expenses incurred in the provision of a supply of water to a house under Section 138 (3) of the Public Health Act, 1936, is sufficient having regard to corn-temporary costs; and what action he proposes to take.

My right hon. Friend has heard of very few difficulties because of the £20 limit, but he will watch this point.

My hon. Friend appreciates, does he not, that if £20 was the right figure in 1936, it can hardly be the right figure today if this matter were to be reviewed?