§ 71. Mr. GILBERT
asked the Minister of Health whether his Department has recently considered the question of dust and refuse disposal in London and Greater London; whether he is aware that there are now several refuse dumps in the lower reaches of the Thames which are burning through self-combustion, and are a great nuisance to the districts concerned; and whether, in view of the importance of the subject, he will consider as to a committee being set up to fully consider the matter, in view of the development of new housing schemes outside London?
A list of special precautions in connection with refuse tips was prepared by my Department in 1922, in consultation with local authorities; and my right hon. Friend is advised that, where these precautions are observed, nuisances are avoided. He is having special investigations made as to the conditions in the lower reaches of the Thames.