HC Deb 22 June 1939 vol 348 c2478W
Mr. E. J. Williams

asked the Lord Privy Seal what precautionery measures are taken to protect the vital water supplies of the country?

Sir J. Anderson

Part V of the Civil Defence Bill deals with measures to be taken by water undertakings for ensuring their due functioning in time of war, and substantial progress has already been made towards the completion of schemes examined and approved by my Department.

Sir P. Hannon

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he is now satisfied that adequate provisions have been made for the protection of the reservoirs of the Birmingham Waterworks at Elan Valley and of certain sections of the pipe-line which may be possible objectives in an air raid?

Sir J. Anderson

Officers of my Department and of the Ministry of Health have been in consultation with the Birmingham Corporation and in November last approval was given to a scheme of protection designed to secure the due functioning of the water undertaking in time of war.

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