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(Studio) Britain battles against effects of record drought.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(London, England) Prime Min. James Callaghan calls top officials to discuss effects of drought and stricter measures to save more water in future. New minister of drought apptd. to coordinate government action. [Min. of drought Denis HOWELL - says Britain will be less clean and flowering, but British great improvisers and are at best in adversity.] Effects of drought on land, jobs, residents of South Wales noted. Water rationing in S. Wales drastic; water supply off 17 hrs. per day. Authorities say consumption must be cut 1/2 if country is to survive effects. Most spectacular effect has been forest fires; results noted. Effects on farms noted.
REPORTER: John Laurence
- Laurence, John;
- Mudd, Roger
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