§ 76. Mr. MUGGERIDGE
asked the Minister of Health what public health authorities of Essex in the area abutting on the Thames have made by-laws regulating the deposit of house and trade refuse within their boundaries; and whether he has approved such by-laws 1440 as sufficient to prevent the continuance of the present practice of dumping London's refuse within this area?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Miss Lawrence)
Barking Town Urban District Council made by-laws on this subject some years ago, which were confirmed by my Department. So far as my right hon. Friend is aware no refuse from London is now tipped in that district. Orsett Rural District Council have recently made by-laws which are now under consideration, and Purfleet Urban District Council have by-laws in preparation. These by-laws are based on the precautions for the tipping of refuse recommended by my Department.
§ Mr. MUGGERIDGE
As this is a matter of great importance to my constituency, might I ask whether the mischief has been stopped, or whether any steps will be taken to remove unsightly miles of mountains of matter still deposited there?