HC Deb 07 August 1916 vol 85 c691W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that since November, 1914, repeated representations have been made both to the Local Government Board and to the military authorities by the local sanitary authorities and the East Biding County Council as to the nuisance caused by the sewage from the military camp at Rowlston, in the East Hiding of Yorkshire; that an assurance was given to the Local Government Board by the Army Council in March, 1916, that steps would be taken to remove any further cause for complaint; that, notwithstanding this, serious cause for complaint does exist; that there is still a nuisance which is a menace to the health of the inhabitants of the district; that one end of the field in which the camp is situated adjoins the seashore, and that engineers who have inspected the site have advised that the sewage could, without serious expense, be discharged into the sea; and whether he proposes to take any action in the matter?


I am aware of these representations, and am in communication with the War Office with regard to them.