HC Deb 15 December 1949 vol 470 cc308-9W
87. Mr. Renton

asked the Minister of Health to what extent he has used the power given to him by Section 5 of the Water Act, 1945, to require local authorities and statutory water undertakers to carry out surveys of existing consumption of, and demand for, water supplies in their areas; and how many of such authorities and undertakers have formulated proposals for meeting their existing and future water supply requirements.

Mr. Bevan

It has not been necessary to exercise these powers as county and rural district councils and water undertakers have made surveys on their own initiative. In addition surveys of large areas with common interests have been made by my engineering inspectors. Full information of the number of authorities who have formulated proposals is not readily available.