HC Deb 30 April 1929 vol 227 cc1382-3
44. Major-General Sir ALFRED KNOX

asked the Minister of Health if he will send down an official from his Department to report on the system of disposal of London refuse at Little Britain, in Middlesex, and at Iver, in Buckinghamshire, of which constant complaint has been made and which is such as to endanger an epidemic?


Mr. Dawes, the Public Cleansing Inspector of the Department, has recently inspected refuse tips at Little Britain and Iver and the conditions there are described in his report on the public cleansing service of London which was published in March. My right hon. Friend has appointed a Departmental Committee to consider that report and to recommend what measures should be taken on it. In the meantime, my right hon. Friend is making further inquiries into the circumstances at Iver where he understands a new tip has been started.


But in the meantime are we to understand that refuse is still being poured on Little Britain?


May I ask why the right hon. Gentleman is considering the setting up of an inquiry when he says that vaccination is a cure for any epidemic that comes along?


The hon. Member is apparently not acquainted with the facts of the case.