§ Mr. ROBERT DUNCAN
asked the Lord Advocate whether, in view of the fact that on 22nd October, 1907, it was found in the Report made to the Government by their inspectors that the burgh and county councils of Dumbarton, as well as private individuals, were committing a nuisance in terms of the Rivers Pollution and Public Health Acts by polluting the River Leven, he has taken or proposes to take any steps, or to call on the local authorities to take steps, to remedy the state of matters as condemned in the Report?
§ Mr. URE
As the result of communications with the local authorities, I understand that the nuisance under the Public Health Act due to sewer outfalls was effectively removed. The Report referred to was laid before the county council with a view to action under the Rivers Pollution Prevention Act, and was considered by the county authorities in consultation with the Western District Committee of the county and the manufacturers interested. Various remedial measures were stated to have been adopted, or to be in contemplation, and no recent complaints have reached the Office of the Secretary for Scotland.