HC Deb 18 December 1956 vol 562 c130W
42. Mr. C. Hughes

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what steps he is taking to plan the water resources of England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Powell

Technical information about the water resources of most parts of England and Wales has been collected by the Department and is available to water undertakers. A sub-committee of the Central Advisory Water Committee is, at my right hon. Friend's request, inquiring into the growing demand for water, and the problems involved in meeting it.

He has recently urged upon undertakers the importance of building up stronger administrative units in the water industry by regrouping.