HC Deb 08 April 1937 vol 322 cc353-4
70. Sir Richard Meller

asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered complaints from residents in the districts of Beddington and Hackbridge with reference to the obnoxious smells arising from the Croydon sewage farm; whether he is aware that this nuisance has continued over a long period; and what steps he is taking to compel the Croydon Corporation to abate the nuisance?

Sir K. Wood

I received a complaint in this matter three days ago, and am in communication with the council. The new works which should, I hope, completely remove any cause of complaint, are nearing completion.

Sir R. Meller

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this scheme is likely to occupy a period of more than a year, that this complaint has been made for some four or five years, and that at the present time conditions are becoming more abominable and a greater nuisance than ever?

Mr. Thorne

Is the Minister prepared to congratulate the members of the Croydon Council on allowing these stinks to continue?