Water Supply

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd May 1976.

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Photo of Hon. John Silkin Hon. John Silkin , Lewisham, Deptford 12:00 am, 3rd May 1976

If the hon. Gentleman were to study fairly closely the consultative document that was issued recently by my Department—I forget the exact date on which it was issued—he would see that we are presaging the formation of a national water authority, a strong authority with the power to examine all the questions that he raises, with the possible exception of desalination, which at the moment does not seem to be necessary.