HC Deb 10 June 1907 vol 175 cc1087-8
*MR. THOMASSON (Leicester)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Govern- ment Board whether the Royal Commission on Sewage Disposal, appointed on 7th May, 1898, is still sitting; if so, whether he can inform the House when it will issue its Report on the bacterial or artificial methods of sewage treatment as distinguished from the natural method or land treatment; and when the final Report will be issued.


The Royal Commission are still sitting, and I understand that in their fifth Report, which they hope to issue before the end of the year, the methods of sewage treatment referred to in the Question will be dealt with. I further understand that the investigation of the disposal of trade effluents when not mixed with sewage, which will form the subject of the final Report of the Commission, has been commenced.