HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 cc1913-4
57. Mr. LOOKER

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that complaints Lave recently been made of the nuisance caused by the refuse dump at Tilbury; and what action he proposes to take in the matter?


I am aware of some complaints. The local authorities have been informed of the action which they can take if there be a nuisance.

58. Mr. LOOKER

asked the Minister of Health when the investigation into the question of refuse dumps will be completed and a Report received by him; and whether he will take steps to prevent the creation of new dumps in the Lower Thames area pending the receipt of such Report?


I regret that I cannot at present state when the investigation will be completed. It has been delayed by various difficulties, but the Report will be made as soon as possible. In answer to the second part of the question I can only say that I have no authority to prevent the formation of these dumps


Will the right hon. Gentleman take steps to expedite the Report?


I think it will be ready before long.