HC Deb 24 March 1882 vol 267 c1810

asked the President of the Local Government Board, If he will introduce a Clause in Committee on the Rivers Conservancy and Floods Prevention Bill, to enable the Conservancy Boards to make provisions for a good supply of water in the uplands in times of severe drought, should it be decided to include uplands within the rateable area?


Sir, the Bill introduced by the Government in the House of Lords last year contained a clause to the effect indicated in the Question. That clause was omitted by the Lords' Committee, and was not re-inserted by the Committee of the Commons. Under these circumstances, I do not propose to introduce such a clause in the present Bill.