HL Deb 13 February 1843 vol 66 cc393-4
The Earl of Clarendon

begged to ask, on the part of his noble Friend the Marquess of Normanby, who was unavoidably absent, whether it were the intention of the Government to bring forward any measures relating to the sanitory condition of the people?

The Earl of Ripon

said, it was intended to introduce into the other House a Bill for regulating buildings in London; but as regarded the general question of the sanitary condition of other towns, and the mode of effecting improvements, Government contemplated issuing a commission for the purpose of inquiring into the subject upon scientific principles. This was rendered necessary, in consequence of the difference of opinion which prevailed amongst competent persons with respect to the manner in which the sewerage of London was executed.

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