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Oral Answers to Questions — Water Supplies (White Paper)

– in the House of Commons on 6th April 1944.

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Photo of Mrs Beatrice Rathbone Mrs Beatrice Rathbone , Bodmin

asked the Minister of Health when the promised White Paper on Water will be available to Members.

Photo of Mr Henry Willink Mr Henry Willink , Croydon North

It is intended that the White Paper shall be available in the Vote Office on the First Sitting Day after the Recess.

Photo of Mrs Beatrice Rathbone Mrs Beatrice Rathbone , Bodmin

While thanking the Minister for his reply, can he give any indication as to whether we are to have a day to discuss it in the House.

Photo of Mr Valentine McEntee Mr Valentine McEntee , Walthamstow West

Can the Minister say whether the White Paper will be circulated to Members of the House before that date.

Photo of Sir Godfrey Nicholson Sir Godfrey Nicholson , Farnham

Does my right hon. and learned Friend recognise that we are on the eve of the gravest water shortage in our history as far as rural districts are concerned, and will he urge in the proper quarter the desirability for a Debate so that we can tell him something about it.

Photo of Mr Henry Willink Mr Henry Willink , Croydon North

I very much hope that there will be an opportunity for a Debate.

Mr. De la Bère:

Do the Government comprehend that it is all-important.