§ 66. Mr. Grimond
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs if he is aware that lack of water to supply all needs is becoming a limiting factor in town and country planning; and what action he is taking in relation to this problem.
§ Mr. Rippon
In many parts of the country it is the cost of water, rather than any absolute lack of it, which is a matter of concern. In some areas the cost is likely to increase as it becomes necessary to bring water from a distance. A sub-committee of the Central Advisory Water Committee has just recommended a new approach to the problem of water conservations. My right hon. Friend is considering the sub-committee's report and hopes to announce the Government's conclusions in due course.