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

Of course I was not satisfied. If I had been satisfied I should not have set up the contingency group. One always runs the risk of being alarmist, on the one hand, and being thought too complacent on the other. I felt that the time had come when we should be making as clear contingency planning as possible. As regards a debate, I am sure that the hon. Gentleman can have a word with my extremely reasonable right hon. Friend the Leader of the House. Should my right hon. Friend think that there is any justice in what he says, no doubt he will consider the matter.