§ MR. BIGWOOD
asked whether any steps were being taken by the Local Government Board to assist the Middlesex County Council in their endeavour to remedy the state of things existing in the River Brent?
§ MR. CHAPLIN
said that on Friday last he stated that he had ordered an Inspector to go down and immediately report on the state of the Brent. On Saturday morning he received the Report. By arrangement with the officials he had an interview with the Chairman of the Middlesex County Council, and the same afternoon he dispatched to him what, according to the views put before him, were the instructions necessary to enable him to take immediate steps for the purification of the river Brent.