HC Deb 06 March 1882 vol 267 c185

asked the President of the Local Government Board, What steps have been taken to give effect to the provisions of "The Alkali Act, 1881?"


Sir, after the passing of the Act, the Local Government Board applied to the various sanitary authorities throughout the Kingdom for a return of the works in their respective districts and upon the receipt of these Returns the Board gave notice to the manufacturers to make the necessary application for registration. A considerable number of applications have been received, and certificates of registration issued; but the period for registration will not be completed before the end of the present month. In the meantime the Board have appointed four additional sub-inspectors, and arranged as to the districts for inspection, and the work of inspection will now be proceeded with as rapidly as possible.