HC Deb 28 July 1875 vol 226 cc125-6

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether, having regard to the pressing necessity of some measure for prevention of the pollution of rivers, Her Majesty's Government will give an assurrance that they will early in the next Session introduce a Bill for that object, and will in the meantime make such inquiries and investigations as will enable them to deal effectively with the whole question?


Sir, it is rather early days for the Government to pledge themselves as to what specific measures may form part of their programme for next Session; but my hon. Friend may rest assured that the pollution of rivers is a subject of so much importance, and of such growing interest, that it cannot fail to occupy their serious attention during the Recess. For myself, I can readily promise him that no pains will be wanting on my part to collect any further information which may be required for dealing with the subject effectively.