§ MR. HENEAGE
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?
§ MR. DODSON
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.