64. Major Sir GEORGE HAMILTON
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the Report of the medical officer of health to the Sale District Council, Cheshire, that the breach in the banks of the River Mersey is likely to be a grave menace to health during the hot weather; and whether he will take action, with the Minister of Agriculture, to bring further pressure or assistance to bear to get this breach in the banks repaired immediately, that is, before the summer?
My attention has been drawn to the Report Referred to. I understand that the repair of the river wall has been approved as an unemployment relief scheme, but that the persons locally interested have not been willing to contribute the required quota to the cost. I will, however, communicate with the District Council as to the present position and inform my hon. Friend of the result.