§ 58. Mr. HALL-CAINE
asked the Minister of Health if he has received any reports of water shortage, either actual or anticipated, in Dorsetshire; and, if so, which places are affected?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
My right hon. Friend has received such reports in respect of the Sturminster Rural District, and the parish of Bere Regis in the Wareham-and-Purbeck Rural District. Some improvement has been made in the supply to Bere Regis by the deepening of the public well and by obtaining temporary supplies. A comprehensive scheme for their district has been adopted by the Sturminster Rural District Council.
§ Mr. CRAVEN-ELLIS
Have the Government any intention of dealing with the question of the shortage of water on a national basis?
§ Mr. BOOTHBY
Is my hon. Friend satisfied that the scheme to which he has referred will protect this particular district during the forthcoming months?