HC Deb 26 October 1954 vol 531 cc253-4W
87. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware of the continued apprehension in the minds of members of local authorities concerning droughts; and what steps are being taken to provide facilities for the conservation of our supplies of drinking water.

Mr. Sandys

There are a great number of water schemes which have been asked for, and the cost is very high. It is not, therefore, possible to proceed upon them all at once.