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Water Undertakings (Steel)

Volume 496: debated on Tuesday 26 February 1952

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what representations he has received on the subject of the steel allocation to water authorities; and what action he proposes to take.

I have received representations from the British Waterworks Association and from a number of water undertakings. The total tonnage available for schemes of water supply in the second quarter of this year will probably be less than requirements. Subject to this, I shall do what I can, within the allocation, to meet the more urgent needs.