HC Deb 13 March 1947 vol 434 c231W
91. Sir H. Lucas-Tooth

asked the Minister of Health whether he is satisfied that, in the event of any prolonged period of dry weather, shortage of water will not seriously interfere with our economy and comfort.

Mr. J. Edwards

My right hon. Friend cannot guarantee that a prolonged drought would not render restrictions necessary in areas where demands have greatly increased in recent years and shortages of labour and materials are hampering the execution of new works of supply.