§ Mr. J. Griffiths
asked the Minister of Health what applications he has received 2037W from rural district councils for assistance in the provision of an adequate water supply, and if he contemplates affording financial assistance to areas where the provision of water supply is urgently needed?
§ Mr. Bernays
Since the exhaustion of the special grant of £1,000,000 for rural water supplies, few applications for assistance have been made by rural district councils. My right hon. Friend can at present hold out no prospect of legislation authorising further grants for these supplies.