HC Deb 15 March 1928 vol 214 cc2090-1
39. Rear-Admiral BEAMISH

asked the Minister of Health whether he now has in contemplation legislative or other means whereby local authorities can levy a partial rate for the purpose of dealing with the growing nuisance of rubbish of all kinds which at present in most country districts remains untended and unburied?


The question raised by my hon. and gallant Friend has been noted for consideration in connection with possible amendment of the Public Health Acts.

Rear-Admiral BEAMISH

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this nuisance is very serious indeed, seeing how large a part of the food of the people is contained in tins or in bottles?


I am aware that this is a matter requiring attention, but I think both district councils and parish councils might do something by using their influence to secure the removal of this nuisance.


Will the right hon. Gentleman say what powers parish councils have?


The power to use their influence—and that depends on the members.