§ Mr. PERKINS
asked the Secretary to the Admiralty whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Admiralty is employing an official of the Metropolitan Water Board as their expert adviser in connection with the water supply of Admiralty works in Yorkshire; whether he is aware that the Metropolitan Water Board has no authority to deal with water supplies outside their own area; and whether, in view of the fact that many consulting engineers with local experience are at present only partially employed, the Admiralty will in future make use of their experience rather than consult a water authority without local knowledge and already fully employed in its normal duties within its own area?
§ Dr. MACNAMARA
The Metropolitan Water Board have placed the services of certain of their expert staff at the disposal of the Admiralty in connection with water supplies at various naval establishments, including that in Yorkshire, and 439W this valuable assistance is much appreciated. The need of further expert assistance has not been experienced. The Admiralty are acting under their own powers in the various districts.