Oral Answers to Questions — Water Supplies (Rural Areas).

– in the House of Commons on 29th January 1942.

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Photo of Sir Percy Hurd Sir Percy Hurd , Devizes

asked the Minister of Health how many rural areas in England and Wales now have water-pipe systems; and what has been the capital expenditure of rural district councils under the £1,000,000 grant scheme of the Treasury?

Photo of Mr Ernest Brown Mr Ernest Brown , Leith

The number of parishes in England and Wales with a piped water supply is over 7,800; the £1,000,000 grant produced schemes costing approximately £7,500,000, towards which contributions were also made by the county councils.