HC Deb 28 July 1965 vol 717 c139W
121. Mr. Mathew

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether, in view of the difficulty experienced by many people with private water supplies in filling out the form of application to be submitted to the river authority under the Water Resources Act, 1963, he will take action to extend the period during which applications may be made and issue a document explaining in simple language to all water abstractors the nature of the form.

Mr. Crossman

The period for applying for licences of right expired on 1st July, and it could not be extended without legislation. Many river authorities sent out an explanatory leaflet with every application form, and all of them willingly gave help to applicants who sought it.