HC Deb 25 June 1931 vol 254 c609

asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities in Essex have made by-Jaws regulating the dumping of house and trade refuse in their respective areas; whether ho is aware that the Metropolitan borough councils still dump their refuse in large quantities in South Horn-church; and when he proposes to introduce legislation for the disposal of London's refuse on lines consonant with public health and amenity?


By-laws on this subject were made by Barking Urban District Council some years ago and confirmed by the Department. Orsett Rural District Council have made bylaws but these have rot yet been confirmed. Other authorities in Essex are preparing by-laws. I am aware that large quantities of refuse are still being dumped in South Hornchurch. As regards legislation, I am not at present in a position to state when legislation will be introduced.


Is the Minister of Health aware of the fact that a report made by an inspector of his Department in Fubruary, 1929, recommended as follows:—[Interruption.]—that there should he no avoidable delay in stopping the indiscriminate dumping of refuse in these localities?