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Water Supply.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 25th May 1922.

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Photo of Colonel Sir Walter De Frece Colonel Sir Walter De Frece , Ashton-under-Lyne

77.

asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of a possible recurrence of another extended dry period this spring and summer, his Department is, in the interests of public health, taking any steps to watch the water supply of the country; whether the depleted springs of last year have been refilled; whether he is aware that there is already water shortage in parts of the country; and whether public authorities have been in any way warned as to the need for care and prudence?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

Yes, Sir. I am fully ay.-are of the situation as regards water supply, and it is being carefully watched by my Department. A circular on the subject was recently issued, and I will send the hon. Member a copy.