HC Deb 28 July 1936 vol 315 c1336W
Captain PLUGGE

asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to the pollution of many rivers in Kent, including both the Medway and the Len; and whether he will take action to improve the purity of the waters in question?


My right hon. Friend is aware that the condition of the Eden, which is a tributary of the Medway, has given rise to complaints. He has no other information affecting the Medway, and none affecting the Len. Draft proposals directed to remedying pollution of the Eden by replacing the existing sewage disposal works at Eden-bridge have been submitted to my right hon. Friend. The enforcement of the Rivers Pollution Prevention Act has been entrusted to the county council and the sanitary authorities, and no doubt my hon. and gallant Friend may desire to bring the information which has reached him to their attention.