HC Deb 08 June 1874 vol 219 c1163

asked the President of the Local Government Board, What steps have been taken to remedy a complaint made in 1867 by Mr. Hamilton Fulton, a civil engineer and landowner in Acton, relative to an outfall of sewage in that parish, which has been discharged in considerable quantities for the last seven years into an open ditch, thereby creating a great and serious nuisance; and what is the nature of the Report made by the Inspector sent recently to investigate the matter?


I am, Sir, unable to state precisely what occurred four or five years ago, when these matters were under the Home Office, but I believe two inquiries were held at that time. Since the passing of the Local Government Act in 1872 Mr. Fulton has renewed his complaints, and an inquiry was held by one of the local Government Inspectors about three months ago, but owing to the great difficulties in the way of a proper outfall for the sewage of the locality no final Report has yet been made.