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Water Supply, South Yorkshire

Volume 155: debated on Thursday 15 June 1922

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asked the Minister of Health whether his inquiries into the water supply of the country show any danger of a shortage of water in the South Yorkshire coalfield; and whether he is inviting the local authorities of this and other areas to consider united schemes for the provision of drinking water?

I am not aware that there is at present any danger of a serious general shortage in this area. An engineering inspector has recently visited a part of the area in response to a request for assistance, and I shall be glad if any other authority in difficulties will let me know, in order that similar assistance may be given to them. There is not time, of course, to carry out large schemes to remedy present shortage, but every measure which is practicable will be taken by my Department.