HC Deb 11 November 1948 vol 457 c1705
24. Sir T. Moore

asked the Minister of Health if he has any information as to in how many cities in England and Wales sewage is saved and utilised.

Mr. Bevan

I regret that no precise information is available.

Sir T. Moore

In view of the inability of the Minister to answer any of the Questions I have put to him so far, would he consider, in view of the shortage of natural manure and of the prohibitive dollar cost of artificial fertilisers, encouraging every development and use of this most valuable substance?

Mr. Bevan

If I had to give all the very detailed information for which the hon. and gallant Member asks, we should have to double the Civil Service, and the Government are anxious not to add to the charge on public funds. With regard to the second part of the question, I will certainly look into it.