HC Deb 07 June 1928 vol 218 cc356-7W

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the fact that quantities of fish have been recently killed in the River Penk owing to the action of the corporation of Wolverhampton in discharging crude sewage into that river; whether a certificate was granted to the corporation by the Ministry of Health authorising that proceeding; and, if so, upon what grounds this was done?


I am aware of this matter. A certificate was granted under a local Act of 1891 by an inspector appointed by me but, under the Act, on his own responsibility. There is an appeal to me; and an appeal has, in fact, been received and is under consideration. I may add that the certificate did not authorise the discharge of crude sewage.