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Metropolitan Water Board (Additional Storage)

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 20 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he has now authorised the formation of a working party to consider the storage of water in the London area.

The Metropolitan Water Board have asked me to agree to their carrying out the next stage of their programme for providing additional storage in the Thames Valley. They have been invited to provide me with a full statement of their present and prospective water resources and difficulties, so that I can the better consider their request. Their officials are at present preparing this information in consultation with officers of my Department.