HC Deb 06 March 1962 vol 655 c40W
66. Mr. Grimond

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he is aware that lack of water to supply all needs is becoming a limiting factor in town and country planning; and what action he is taking in relation to this problem.

Mr. Rippon

In many parts of the country it is the cost of water, rather than any absolute lack of it, which is a matter of concern. In some areas the cost is likely to increase as it becomes necessary to bring water from a distance. A sub-committee of the Central Advisory Water Committee has just recommended a new approach to the problem of water conservations. My right hon. Friend is considering the sub-committee's report and hopes to announce the Government's conclusions in due course.