HC Deb 02 March 1989 vol 148 c500 10.12 pm
Mr. Michael Jopling (Westmorland and Lonsdale)

I have the proud honour to present a petition to the House, which has been signed by no fewer than 3,930 residents of the Cartmel peninsula living in the Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency. I should like to tell the House what it says: To the Honourable the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled. The humble petition of residents of Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency, sheweth that the undersigned are concerned that the following schemes proposed by the North West Authority … to discharge raw sewage from Blackpool and surrounding areas to a new long sea outfall to the Lune Deep at the entrance of Morecambe Bay, and … to reroute Ulverston's sewage to a new sea outfall, will adversely affect the health and recreational enjoyment of both residents and tourist, the region's ecology and the livelihood of the Bay's fishermen. Wherefore, your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House do safeguard the above areas of concern by causing a public inquiry to be held, at which the matter would be fully investigated and all options, including full inland treatment, considered. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray. The petition runs in conjunction with the petition currently in the hands of my hon. Friend the Member for Barrow and Furness (Mr. Franks) signed by no fewer than 3,370 residents of Ulverston and the surrounding area in the constituency of Barrow and Furness. As an amendment to the petition, may I say, Mr. Deputy Speaker, that in respect of the Ulverston outlet my hon. Friend and I—

Mr. Deputy Speaker (Sir Paul Dean)

Order. I am afraid that the right hon. Gentleman cannot say that on this occasion, although he can present his own petition.

Mr. Jopling

I am sorry, Mr. Deputy Speaker. I think that my remarks are unnecessary because most of our constituents know that we strongly support a public inquiry in respect of the Ulverston outlets.

To lie upon the Table.

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