§ MR. NUSSEY (Pontefract)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in the face of the heavy cost of drainage schemes, especially in rural parishes, and also in the acquirement of land for sewage treatment and disposal (particularly where Provisional Orders are necessary), the Local Government Board is willing to permit the adoption of the bacteriological or septic treatment of sewage, and to sanction a loan for that purpose to the Pontefract Rural District Council for the carrying out of such a scheme in the parish of Brotherton, seeing that the systems referred to have been found effective in Oswestry, Exeter, Sutton (near London), Leeds, and other places?
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (MR. T. W. RUSSELL,) Tyrone, S.
The Local Government Board have not yet received any application from the Pontefract District Council for sanction to a loan for a scheme of sewage disposal. Any scheme which may be submitted by that council will be carefully considered by the Board.