HC Deb 23 February 1931 vol 248 cc1769-70
78. Miss LEE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when the Rivers Pollution Prevention Committee is expected to report; and what steps, if any, have been taken to cleanse the part of the River Clyde flowing through Lanarkshire?


The first report of the Scottish Advisory Committee on Rivers Pollution Prevention has just bean issued. The committee have not yet undertaken an examination of the River Clyde, and I am not in a position therefore to reply to the latter part of my bon. Friend's question further than to refer her to the opinion of the committee expressed in paragraph 29 (4) of their report as to the administration of the Rivers Pollution Prevention Acts by the county council of Lanarkshire.


May I ask whether the Clyde is as "red" as it was?


It is not the Clyde that is "red"; it is the representatives of the Clyde. Hon. Members would like to see them get sacked, but they will be here when the rest of you have gone.