HC Deb 27 July 1910 vol 19 c2105

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the recent Report from the Select Committee on the Water Supplies (Protection) Bill; and whether, in view of the grave difficulties arising in connection with the abstraction of underground water by water authorities and others, and of the demand for an alteration in the law as regards compensation for injury caused by such abstraction, he will favourably consider the recommendation of the Select Committee to the effect that a comprehensive inquiry into the whole subject of surface and underground water supplies should be held?


I understand that prior to the appointment of the Joint Select Committee, my right hon. Friend the President of the Local Government Board had decided to introduce a Bill to give effect to the recommendations of the Royal Commission on Sewage Disposal endorsed recently by the Joint Select Committee. The recommendations of the Select Committee will be carefully considered by the Government in connection with the Bill in question.