HC Deb 09 September 1886 vol 308 c1741
MR. W. P. LAWRENCE (Liverpool, Abercromby)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, What steps the Metropolitan Board of works are taking to remedy the nuisance arising from the pollution of the River Thames by the main drainage outfalls?


In answer to my hon. Friend I have to say that it would be impossible for me in an answer to detail the plans and scientific processes by which the Metropolitan Board have expressed their intention of disposing of the sewage without nuisance to the Thames. If the hon. Member will call on me at the Home Office I will show them to him—they are very voluminous. The views of the Home Office were communicated to the Board in May last; but the Board did not entirely accept those views, but said that they were fully persuaded that the measures which they did propose to adopt would be found sufficient for the prevention of any pollution of the river water by the London sewage, and the Board have since informed me that designs for permanent works for the treatment of the sewage at Barking Creek have been prepared and are being printed with a view to obtain tenders for the execution of the necessary works.