HC Deb 31 July 1941 vol 373 cc1561-2W
Mr. Chorlton

asked the Minister of Health whether the work of providing piped supplies of potable water to country districts where water supplies had heretofore been very limited or non-existent is still being vigorously pushed forward; and what steps have been taken to interconnect the supply mains of different but contiguous areas of the companies or authorities concerned in order to provide additional security against the fire risks following air-raids in the future?

Mr. E. Brown

Proposals for new works at the present time have necessarily to be considered in relation to the need to conserve labour, materials and money for work which is more closely associated with the national war effort. On the question of security against fire risks I would refer my hon. Friend to my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary and Minister of Home Security.