HC Deb 26 March 1906 vol 154 cc869-70
MR. STUART WORTLEY (Sheffield, Hallam)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in consequence of his representations, the Urban District Council of Tottenham (Middlesex) have taken any steps to render fit for use the thoroughfare known as Bailey's Lane, adjoining the church and parsonage of St. Bartholomew's, Stamford Hill, or to remove the accumulations of foul water and decaying fish and vegetable matter, whereby danger is being occasioned to the health of those attending the church and inhabiting the parsonage and other dwelling-houses in the neighbourhood; and, if not, whether he can do anything further to compel the District Council of Tottenham to abate this nuisance.


The Urban District Council do not appear to have taken any direct steps to make up Bailey's Lane. I understand that they consider that in the first instance the boundary along the lane should be adjusted between Hackney and Tottenham with a view to a part of the cost of making up the road being borne by the Hackney Borough Council, but that the latter body are unwilling to agree to this without an adjustment of the boundary along the whole line between Tottenham and Hackney. Negotiations are stated to be in progress as to this. I will not lose sight of the matter. As regards the removal of accumulations of the kind referred to in the Question, I am informed that the Tottenham Medical Officer of Health visited Bailey's Lane on Saturday, and that he states that there is no trace whatever of any fish or vegetable refuse from one end of the lane to the other. He adds that it was similarly free when he visited it on the 20th instant.