HC Deb 04 August 1898 vol 64 cc94-5

On behalf of the honourable Member for Mid Cork I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board when the proposed new system of drainage at Deal Kent, will be completed; and whether he is aware that Upper and Middle Deal, with a standard population of 1,000, are not sewered, the drainage being into cesspools and the house drainage unsatisfactory; also, that in many instances disconnection of the interior of houses from drains and drains from sewers are not provided; and that the soil pipes are frequently unventilated?


The town council of Deal have determined to adopt a new system of drainage, and the drainage of the whole borough will be provided for. With regard to the provision of disconnecting traps and the ventilation of soil pipes, I am informed that a house-to-house inspection, under the supervision of a committee of the town council, is in progress, and that where nuisances are found to exist the necessary steps are at once taken to secure their abatement.