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Water Supply

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 3rd May 1944.

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Photo of Mr Robert Hudson Mr Robert Hudson , Southport

I have not much time, but if the hon. Member will write to Mt about the point which he is raising I will find out and let him know. I come to the hon. Member for Elland (Mr. Levy), and I confess that I shared the surprise which was subsequently voiced by the hon. and gallant Member for Blackburn (Sir G. Elliston), because the hon. Member said that he had been advocating a policy for many years and that the Waterworks Association had supported his scheme. If his scheme is that of the Waterworks Association all I can say is that, with the exception of the institution of a Minister of Water, all the suggestions for additional powers which are put forward in that paper by the Waterworks Association are, in fact, covered by the White Paper. My hon. Friend the Member for Huntingdon (Dr. Peters) asked if we would take steps to see that the water laid on for aerodromes and sites would be used after peace was declared. I think the answer obviously is Yes.