HC Deb 25 February 1903 vol 118 cc799-800

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether his attention has been called to a recent report of the medical officer of health for the city of London on shell fish and sewage; and whether he will take any, and if so what, action in the matter.

(Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) Yes, my attention has been called to this report. The Royal Commission on Sewage Disposal are taking evidence and making investigations on the subject of dangerous contamination of shell fish by sewage, with a view to ascertaining the measures necessary for obviating risk to the public health from this cause. I have caused to be sent to the Commission a copy of the report referred to, and of other reports relating to this matter.