HC Deb 16 July 1931 vol 255 c786W

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that, in view of the recent growth of the population of Dagenham and the development of the Ford motor works in that district, an extension of the local sewage works is necessary; and whether, seeing that the existing sewage arrangements are in danger of breaking down and in view of the ensuing risk to the health of the local inhabitants, he will take steps to arrange for a local inquiry to be held at the earliest opportunity to consider the proposals of the Dagenham Urban District Council for dealing with the matter?


I am aware of the position. A scheme for improving and extending the sewage disposal works has been submitted by the local council, and I have arranged for a public inquiry into the scheme to be held during the week ending 8th August.