§ Mr. HUNT
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether the Board exercises any control or supervision over sanitary authorities of seaside resorts regarding prevention of shore pollution; do drains from houses, hospitals, etc., and sewer outfalls from towns and villages require to be carried beyond low-water mark under any rules, regulations, or by- 1678W laws; and, if so, why has an exception been made regarding the west sewer outfall at Ventnor and the Milanese villa in the same town?
§ Mr. BURNS
The Board have no statutory power of control or supervision over sanitary authorities of seaside resorts regarding the prevention of shore pollution, nor is there any statutory power for such authorities to make rules, regulations, or by-laws in regard to carrying drains beyond low-water mark. Sewers and drains can be carried beyond that mark with the consent of the Board of Trade. The Board have long been careful when sanctioning loans for schemes of sewerage having outfalls to the sea to require that these outfalls shall be carried to a point which is not likely to give rise to nuisance on the foreshore.