HC Deb 22 March 1948 vol 448 c300W
Mr. Granville

asked the Minister of Health if he is prepared to give special assistance to temporary schemes for water supply where the capital cost is heavy, particularly with regard to outlying villages in Suffolk where existing supplies are subject to drought and serious pollution.

Mr. Bevan

I am prepared to consider representations from the local authorities concerned, but where a temporary scheme is likely to be expensive I would generally prefer to try to get a permanent scheme started than to spend large sums on work which might have to be abandoned in a relatively short time.