HC Deb 08 July 1884 vol 290 cc500-1

asked the Secretary of the Local Government Board, Whether any systematic supervision is exercised by the authorities of the Local Government Board over the cleansing and flushing of the Metropolitan sewerage system during the dry and hot seasons of the year?


Sir, no such systematic supervision as is suggested is exercised by officers of the Local Government Board. The officers of the Board have no legal powers in the matter, which is one entirely under the control of local authorities, and all the Local Government Board can do is to strongly urge them to do their duty.