HC Deb 30 October 1947 vol 443 cc94-5W
26. Mr. Rhys Davies

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the serious position of many upland water supply authorities brought about by unusually high water demands during the present drought; that a complete revision of the quantities of compensation water now delivered by those authorities is the only means of the immediate alleviation of the position; and if he will consider reviewing the whole problem of compensation water.

Mr. Bevan

I am aware that the water in storage in several areas is becoming very low and I shall be ready to consider any applications that may be made to me for temporary removal of restrictions on the quantities of water that can be put into supply. I am, however, precluded by the Water Act, 1945, from making orders for the permanent revision of compensation water provisions.

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