HC Deb 04 May 1885 vol 297 cc1484-5

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether during the recess the Chief Inspector of Chemical Works has complied with the request of the Ventilation Committee to ascertain the sources of smell around the House; and, whether he will submit his conclusions in the form of a Report, to be printed with the other Papers about to be presented?


In consequence of the Report of the Select Committee, Mr. Fletcher, the Chief Inspector of Alkali Works, was requested by me to make inquiry as to how far chemical, gas, or other works or deposits of ashes and refuse in the neighbourhood of the river might account for the offensive smells which were complained of. A watch has also been kept by the police. Mr. Fletcher made a Report on his inquiry, and I have no objection whatever to that Report being presented to the House when any other Papers on the subject are presented, which will depend on the Office of Works.