§ MR. MORTON (Peterborough)
On behalf of my hon. Friend Mr. Pickersgill (Bethnal Green, S.W.) I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that it is the intention of the Strand District Board of Works to erect a "destructor" on the Surrey side of the river near Waterloo Bridge, in close proximity to that known as the "City destructor," of the nuisance arising from which frequent complaints have been made; and whether he will take any steps to prevent this further dissemination of "sickly smelling steam and smoke"?
§ MR. RITCHIE
The Local Government Board have no information as to the intention of the Strand District Board of Works to erect a "destructor" on the Surrey side of the river near Waterloo Bridge. The matter is not one in which the Board have any jurisdiction. I may, at the same time, remind the hon. Member that a clause was introduced in the Public Health (London) Act of last Session, to provide a remedy in cases where premises are used by a Sanitary Authority for the treatment or disposal of house refuse in such a way as to be a nuisance, or dangerous, or injurious to health. In any such case, proceedings for insuring the abatement of the nuisance may be instituted by the County Council or any Sanitary Authority or person affected.