§ 20. Mr. McKinlay
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware of the continued pollution of the River Kelvin and the River Allander; and what steps it is proposed to take to end this nuisance.
§ Mr. Westwood
I am aware of the pollution of the two rivers mentioned. The Scottish Water Advisory Committee, through their Rivers Pollution Sub-Committee, have recently asked all local authorities for information about pollution with a view to considering what action is 183 necessary, and I have asked the Committee to let me have, as soon as possible, such information as they may obtain in regard to the two rivers mentioned.
§ Mr. McKinlay
Is my right hon. Friend aware that I raised this matter first in 1929, that the position has been gradually made worse, and that the Allander and the Kelvin have now become practically open sewers?