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Water Undertakings (Regrouping)

Oral Answers to Questions — Local Government – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 19th November 1957.

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Photo of Mr Ian Mikardo Mr Ian Mikardo , Reading 12:00 am, 19th November 1957

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether it remains his policy as set out in Circular 52/56 to encourage the regrouping of water undertakings.

Photo of Mr Ian Mikardo Mr Ian Mikardo , Reading

May I assume from that answer that the Thames Valley scheme, which has been jointly sponsored by Reading Borough and Berkshire County and falls well within the ambit of the circular, will have the right hon. Gentleman's sympathetic consideration and, subject to details, his approval?

Photo of Mr Henry Brooke Mr Henry Brooke , Hampstead

Everything has my careful consideration, but the hon. Gentleman's Question was framed in general terms and so was my Answer.