HC Deb 24 June 1937 vol 325 cc1377-8
66. Mr. Liddall

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the pollution of the River Witham by trade effluent and sewage disposal is causing thousands of anglers, including upwards of 1,600 members of the Lincoln Angling Association, great concern; and what steps, if any, are being taken to remedy the evil, so that this river may continue to provide sport and recreation for these large numbers of people?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I am aware that the River Witham is liable to serious pollution. A visit to the district was paid by an officer of my Department in February last, and I am arranging for a further inspection in the near future, the results of which will be communicated to the Lincolnshire Rivers Fishery Board and to other bodies having statutory powers to take action for the prevention of pollution in this district.