§ Mrs. Hart
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that it is only two days after putting down the Question and after six months of writing to the Board that I got an answer on this question? Is he satisfied that the river purification boards have enough money available for the work which they have to do? Would not it be a good thing if the right hon. Gentleman were to look seriously at the possibility of making a grant to the river boards to enable them to be better staffed and do their job more effectively?
§ Mr. Rankin
Is not it a disgrace that thirteen or fourteen years after the passing of this Act the River Clyde—and 389 possibly other Scottish rivers—is still being fouled by tributaries and that it would appear that the river purification boards are paying little attention to this matter?