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Water Supply, Suffolk

Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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asked the Minister of Health what measures he proposes to deal with the present drought in Suffolk villages which is likely to become increasingly serious during the coming summer months when drinking water will have to be carted considerable distances.

Similar conditions have existed for many years in Suffolk and can only be remedied by permanent comprehensive works. During the coming year work to the value of not much less than £1 million will, I hope, be started. The local authorities are responsible for the measures for dealing with shortages, but I am ready to consider any proposals they have for providing temporary relief and to give them every assistance in carrying out such measures as may be approved.