§ 60. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Minister of Health whether he can make any further statement about the prevention of the dumping of town refuse by certain municipalities, or contractors acting for them, in the open country, especially in certain districts around London; and how many local authorities now dispose of refuse by incinerating?
§ Mr. GREENWOOD
I have pressed the metropolitan authorities to discontinue insanitary dumps, and action has been taken or is contemplated by a number of them. Some authorities in the 1374 neighbourhood of London have made bylaws under which precautions can be enforced to prevent any nuisance from refuse tips. Returns for the year 1928–29 from 216 of the larger urban authorities show that 138–19 being in London—incinerated part or the whole of their refuse.
§ Mr. MUGGERIDGE
Is the right hon. Gentleman taking any steps to deal with what cannot be dealt with under any by-law—the colossal dumps that are left?
§ Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE
Is this matter being dealt with, as was promised by the Parliamentary Secretary, in the proposed Town Planning Bill?