HC Deb 24 July 1941 vol 373 c1079W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Health whether he will consider introducing some modification of the peacetime practice of water concerns to cut off water on non-payment of rates, in view of the danger from enemy incendiary bombs?

Mr. E. Brown

I have no evidence of unreasonable use by water undertakers of their powers in this regard at the present time and I am not satisfied that intervention on my part on the lines suggested is either necessary or desirable.