§ SIR FREDERICK DIXON-HARTLAND (Middlesex, Uxbridge)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War 1596 whether he is aware of the foul condition of the River Blackwater, a tributary of the River Thames; whether his attention has been called to the serious complaints made for some time past to the War Department by the Conservators of the River Thames and other public bodies through whose district the river flows with regard to the continued pollution of that river, caused by the bad effluents from the sewage farm at Aldershot, which receives the drainage of the North and South Camps; and, whether he will cause immediate steps to be taken to stop the pollution of the river from that source?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Every effort is being made to improve the effluent from the Aldershot Sewage Farm. The Thames Conservancy are aware of this, and no complaint has been received from that body since January.