HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 c344
22. Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

asked the Minister of Health whether he has now considered the Report he called for regarding alternatives to the site originally chosen for the establishment of a sewage disposal farm for Goring in the vicinity of Hartslock Woods; and whether he will now make a statement indicating that the Thames amenities at this point are not to be disturbed.

Mr. Bevan

The report submitted by the Henley Rural District Council shows that alternative sites are available for sewage disposal works for the parish of Goring. I have decided not to confirm the order for the compulsory purchase of the site originally proposed.

Mr. Skeffington-Lodge

While I think it normally unwise to praise Ministers lest they become complacent, might I express my appreciation of the decision given in this case, and further express the hope that this may be used as a precedent for future action by the Minister in regard to other amenity questions?