HC Deb 26 August 1887 vol 320 c17
MR. BRADLAUGH (Northampton)

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether the Government has yet received the Report of Dr. Littlejohn on the state of Loch Long and Loch Goil, and whether he can communicate the purport of such Report to the House; whether the Chemical Company and the Clyde Trustees are almost daily discharging large quantities of noxious refuse at the mouth of Loch Long; and, whether the Government will take any action during the Recess?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)

The Secretary for Scotland received only yesterday the interim Report from Dr. Littlejohn, who states that, in his opinion, whatever may be the exact cause of the pollution referred to, a nuisance is caused by its affecting the amenity and salubrity of the shores. This, in its turn, must influence the health of the residents. I believe the discharge complained of takes place constantly, if not daily. No time will be lost in dealing with the matter, the importance of which is fully recognized.