HC Deb 27 November 1912 vol 44 c1259
50. Mr. JOWETT

asked the Prime Minister whether, having regard to the financial value of subterranean water and the importance of its being controlled for the welfare of the community, he will take steps by legislative action to deal with the question?


I cannot at present hold out any prospect of legislation on this subject. The question of the establishment of rivers boards recommended by the Committee of 1910 is receiving the consideration of my right hon. Friend, who, I understand, has a Bill in preparation on the subject.