HC Deb 02 July 1936 vol 314 cc598-9
43. Mr. LEVY

asked the Minister of Health how many regional advisory water committees have been formed; and what work they have done?


Eight committees have been formed—for South-West Lancashire, Sherwood Area, Isle of Wight, West Riding of Yorkshire, North, Central and South-East Lancashire, Chesire and North-West Derbyshire, West Midlands and East Sussex. The functions of the committees are to survey the needs and resources of their regions and to advise how future needs can best be met. The South-West Lancashire Committee have completed their survey and find that the time has not yet arrived for the provision of additional resources for their region. The Sherwood Area Committee have issued a report embodying a scheme of allocation of water resources of the region between the various authorities. The remaining committees are actively engaged on the surveys which necessarily involve much work and take time.


While thanking my right hon. Friend for that very comprehensive reply, and while also congratulating him, may I ask when he expects the report of the committee that is now sitting?


I understand the committee is engaged in drafting its report.