HC Deb 13 April 1943 vol 388 c1047
44. Mr. Mathers

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is aware that pollution of the rivers Almond and Avon is still taking place and is alleged to be caused by industrial concerns in Lanarkshire and Midlothian; and whether he proposes to take steps to prevent these occurrences or to provide for the detection and punishment of those responsible?

The Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. T. Johnston)

No recent representations on the pollution of the Rivers Almond and Avon have been received. I am, however, having inquiry made, and I shall communicate later with the hon. Member.