HC Deb 09 March 1937 vol 321 cc950-1
27. Mr. Leonard

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the total sum paid to the Water Pollution Research Board by each of the milk marketing boards in Scotland; and at how many of their respective establishments have plants been installed for the treatment of waste water and effluents?

Mr. Elliot

Contributions amounting to £550 have been paid by the Scottish Milk Marketing Board to the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research towards the cost, in the programme of the Department's Water Pollution Research Board, of investigations of methods of purification of effluents from dairies and milk products factories. No new plant for the treatment of waste water or effluents has been installed by the Milk Marketing Boards in Scotland at any of the creameries purchased by the boards.

Mr. Leonard

Could the right hon. Gentleman say whether it is intended to install any such plants?

Mr. Elliot

I am afraid I could not say.

Mr. A. V. Alexander

Is it proposed to amend the Public Health Act to deal with effluents?

Mr. Elliot

I am not acquainted with what is going on in the sister Kingdom, but I will make inquiries.