§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Shakespeare)
Since the drought of 1933–34 schemes have been undertaken with the aid of the Government grant for 2,350 parishes, at a total estimated cost of over £7,000,000. In addition, loans totalling £1,340,000 have been sanctioned for schemes for 400 parishes proceeding without grant. Urban supplies have been improved where necessary.
§ Miss WILKINSON
In view of the terrific pressure in the country districts, and: in the home counties, due to the movement out of the London population, is the Department considering any planning of adequate water supplies in places where it is utterly impossible for the local authorities to do it?
§ Sir ARTHUR MICHAEL SAMUEL
Is not a Joint Committee of both Houses dealing with this very point, and might we not expect to have a report from the committee in the immediate future?