§ Lieutenant-Colonel Sir J. NORTON GRIFFITHS
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether the Local Government Board or any county or municipal authority has conducted experiments with a view to demonstrating the possibility of the conversion of sewage into a valuable fertiliser; and, if not, whether experiments with this object in view will be undertaken, and, if undertaken, it will be ascertained how far sewage converted into fertiliser may tend to the relief of local rates and the establishment of opportunities for reproductive employment?
§ Major ASTOR
Experiments are being undertaken by the Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, with the object stated in the question, and are being watched by an officer of the Local Government Board. The answer to the points raised in the latter part of the question will depend upon the result of these experiments.