HC Deb 22 July 1946 vol 425 cc1679-80
62. Mr. Garry Allighan

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that the fishing industry of the Gravesend fishermen is imperilled by the action of the Port of London in using the lower reaches of the River Thames for dumping refuse which is causing the fishing grounds at Lower Hope to become barren; and whether he will take steps to see that this wartime practice is now ended.

Mr. T. Williams

Representations have been received from fishermen in this area protesting against the continuance of the wartime practice of dumping refuse in the lower reaches of the Thames. I have now been assured by the authority concerned that the practice will cease shortly when the necessary hoppers become available for the disposal of this refuse at sea.