38. Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Health what steps he is now taking to speed up the capital works programme for water in view of the dry Winter and lack of rain throughout the Spring; and whether he can give an assurance that adequate supplies of water will be made available throughout the country during 1949 for domestic, industrial and agricultural use.
Mr. De la Bère
Does not the right hon. Gentleman realise that I am charging him that he is deliberately holding up schemes for water supplies in rural areas in the hope that something will come along later? This is a very serious matter.