HC Deb 06 July 1904 vol 137 cc797-8

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a resolution passed by the Works Committee of the Belfast Corporation, held on 29th June, declaring that, owing to the serious and periodical outbreaks of infectious diseases in the City of Belfast, the attention of the Public Health Department be called to the present system of dumping the refuse, which must contain germs of disease, on ground intended for building purposes; and whether, seeing that the system has been encouraged rather than repressed by the Belfast Corporation, he will, in the interests of the health of the community, cause inquiries to be made by the Local Government Board into this practice with a view to its discontinuance.


The resolution of the Works Committee is under the consideration of the Corporation. As already stated, the Local Government Board has received no complaints in the matter. The Board's Medical Inspector will, however, make inquiries.