HC Deb 24 May 1922 vol 154 cc1246-7W

asked the Minister of Health if he has received protests from the Urban Councils of Crayford and Dartford regarding the dumping of house and other refuse within one mile of occupied houses, and asking for administrative powers to prevent such dumping; how many councils have similarly protested; and whether or no the Ministry will respond to these requests at an early date, in view of the probable hot summer and the danger arising from insect and other pests?


I have received resolutions on this subject from the Urban District Council of Crayford, the Rural District Council of Dartford, and 10 other authorities. I do not consider legislation practicable at present, but administrative measures are being taken with a view to reducing the evil.