HC Deb 05 May 1898 vol 57 cc419-20
LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, N., Chorley)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he can now state the personnel of, and the terms of reference to, the Royal Commission on the Disposal and Treatment of Sewage?


The Commissioners appointed are:—The Earl of Iddesleigh (Chairman), Sir Richard Thorne Thorne, K.C.B., Professor Michael Foster, Professor William Ramsay, Major-General Constantine Phipps Carey, Dr. James Burn Russell, Colonel Thomas Walter Harding, Mr. Thomas William Killick, and Mr. Charles Philip Cotton. The Commissioners are appointed to inquire and report, first, what method or methods of treating and disposing of sewage (including any liquid from any factory or manufacturing process) may properly be adopted, consistently with due regard for the requirements of the existing law, for the protection of public health, and for the economical and efficient discharge of the duties of local authorities; and, if more than one method may be so adopted, by what rules, in relation to the nature or volume of sewage, or the population to be served, or other varying circumstances or requirements, should the particular method of treatment and disposal to be adopted be determined; secondly, to make any recommendations which may be deemed desirable with reference to the treatment and disposal of sewage.