HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 c2160
52. Mr. Errington

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that the Wirral Urban District Council has submitted to his Department a drainage scheme for sewerage from the Fender Valley; why there has been delay in dealing with this matter; and whether he will give an approximate date when the nuisance due to the lack of proper drainage facilities in this area will be abated?

Mr. Elliot

This scheme requires the agreement of the Birkenhead Corporation to the use of sewers belonging partly or wholly to them. This agreement has not so far been obtained, but I am informed that the technical advisers of both authorities have now agreed upon a scheme which has been submitted to each authority. I am making inquiries as to the progress made in the consideration of the new proposals.

Mr. Errington

Will my right hon. Friend use every facility to get this matter attended to as soon as possible?

Mr. Elliot

Yes, Sir. It was, however, a dispute between two local authorities, and that must take a little time.