HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 cc179-80W
Mr. Nutting

asked the Minister of Health whether in view of the report of the Water Softening Sub-Committee of the Central Advisory Water Committee, he will allow water boards to install water-softening apparatus at the source.

Mr. Bevan:

The report recognised that priority at the present time must be given to work for ensuring sufficiency of supplies and the provision of supplies in places where there is no piped water at all. I am prepared to consider any schemes that may be submitted to me, but in general, it is not possible in present conditions to encourage the diversion of labour and materials to the purpose understood in the question.