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Water Supplies (Emergency Arrangements)

Volume 649: debated on Monday 13 November 1961

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he has completed his plans to ensure an adequate supply of uncontaminated water for the surviving civilian population in the event of this country being subjected to a full-scale nuclear attack; and if he will make a statement.

Under the plans which have been made for maintaining public water supplies in the event of a nuclear attack emergency equipment for carting water and for bringing alternative sources into use has been stockpiled. Further equipment is being obtained under the revised civil defence programme announced in the White Paper Report on Defence 1961.