HC Deb 12 July 1867 vol 188 cc1436-7
VISCOUNT ENFIELD (in the absence of Mr. T. HANKEY)

said, he would beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, What Regulations are enforced to compel the Removal of Manure from places in London pronounced infected from Cattle Plague, without which removal the surrounding districts are immediately exposed to the most dangerous risk of fever and other diseases; and, whether it is true that the parochial authorities have at present no right to interfere in the removal of such a nuisance as the accumulation of manure under the circumstances above stated?


The Order of March 24, 1866, forbids the removal of manure from any infected place in England, including the metropolis. In the country manure may often be disposed of in an infected place; but in the metropolis the area of an infected place is small, and it is impossible to use the manure within it. On the other hand, it is very detrimental to health if it accumulates. The Bill now before the House, therefore, relaxes this Order, in permitting the removal of manure when disinfected, and also in exempting the metropolis from that portion of the Act. The Privy Council have had under their consideration a Report of Dr. Whitmore, dated July 4, to the Local Board of Marylebone on this subject, and have directed that an Order should be immediately prepared to facilitate the removal of manure under certain conditions.