HC Deb 25 July 1929 vol 230 c1485
95. Mr. W. BENNETT

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider the advisability of creating a national water board to unify supplies, with comprehensive powers of land drainage and water conservation, so as to ensure for every town and village an adequate water supply?


I doubt whether the object aimed at by my hon. Friend would be best achieved by the creation of a national board. The step which requires next to be undertaken is a series of comprehensive local investigations by advisory regional committees on the lines advocated by my Department, and then the results of these investigations can be co-ordinated in a national policy. As to land drainage, a report on this matter was recently made by a Royal Commission and is under consideration by the Government.