HC Deb 14 July 1938 vol 338 c1517
67. Mr. Leslie

asked the Minister of Health what reports he has had from the Ministry's inspectors in connection with the complaints of local authorities in the county of Durham as to the menace to the health of the inhabitants by the dumping of refuse material by colliery companies on the surface of the land; and what action he proposes to take?

Mr. Elliot

I have received reports relating to seven pit-heaps in the county. Suggestions for remedial action made by the inspectors have been adopted by the colliery companies concerned, and the inspectors are keeping in touch with the companies with a view to such further action as may prove necessary.