§ 41. Mr. D. GRENFELL
asked the Minister of Health whether he will authorise an inquiry into the pollution of the rivers flowing into the Bristol Channel; whether he will require local authorities to take joint action to avoid the discharge of works effluents, drainage, and sewage outfalls into the streams; and whether he will consider recommending joint schemes for the cleansing of all such sources of pollution by means of filtration, chemical treatment, or similar measures?
§ Mr. SHAKESPEARE
If the hon. Member will state what particular rivers he has in mind, the matter will be given further consideration. My right hon. Friend is always prepared to entertain applications for joint action by local authorities and county councils for the prevention of pollution in rivers.
§ Mr. GRENFELL
Has the hon. Gentleman's attention not been called to the filthy condition of all the rivers in the industrial area in South Wales, and can' he not suggest something by which joint action can be taken by all the local authorities in the district?