HC Deb 23 May 1949 vol 465 cc58-60W
Mr. Granville

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the fact that many parts of Suffolk are now seriously short of drinking water, and what extraordinary measures he intends to adopt to deal with this problem of drought which is causing hardship and anxiety in villages in the Hartismere and Deben rural districts.

Mr. Bevan

The local authorities concerned are responsible for the measures for dealing with shortages, but I am ready to consider any proposals they have for providing temporary relief and to give them such assistance as may be possible in carrying out any measures that are approved.