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Water Supplies

Volume 640: debated on Tuesday 16 May 1961

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5.

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science if he will give details of the scientific personnel engaged in official research into the conservation and utilisation of water supplies.

Research into the conservation and utilisation of water supplies necessarily involves many organisations and technologies. Within the D.S.I.R., the A.R.C., and the N.C. the total number of scientific personnel engaged, part time or full time, on these problems is 238.

11.

asked the Parliamentary Secretary for Science what progress is being made with scientific study of methods of preventing flooding and shortages of water.

As stated in answer to the hon. Member for Lincoln (Mr. de Freitas) on 18th April, the Committee on Hydrological Research is now examining current research and future research requirements. The Hydraulics Research Station of the D.S.I.R. carries out investgiations on specific problems of flooding in this field on repayment terms.