HC Deb 11 March 1929 vol 226 c820W

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he will name the members of the committee which has been sot up to undertake research on the River Tees into the general question of river pollution; whether the committee has yet started work; and how long a period has been given for experimentation before issuing the Report?


The Committee which has been set up by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research to undertake research on the River Tees into the general questions of river pollution is a Sub-Committee of the Department's Water Pollution Research Board. The names of the members of the River Tees Survey Committee are:—

  • Professor G. C. Bourne, F. R.S. (Chairman).
  • Dr. E. J. Allen, F.R.S.
  • Professor V. H. Blackman, F.R.S.
  • Dr. H. T. Calvert (Director of Water Pollution Research).
  • Rear-Admiral H. P. Douglas, C.B., C.M.G.
  • Dr. E. S. Russell.
  • Dr. R. E. Slade.
  • Mr. H. E. Wright.
The Committee has already held two meetings, and the investigation will be continued for a period of one year in the first instance. The questions of issuing a Report and of further investigation will then be reviewed.