HC Deb 05 August 1943 vol 391 c2478W
Major Gates

asked the Minister of Health whether he will grant permission to the Middleton Borough Council to expend a small amount of their own labour, materials and finances, on the making up of Manor Road, Middleton, as required under the Public Health Act, 1925, in order to remove the danger to public health, and, particularly, to the health of school children attending Manor Road School, occasioned by the pools of stagnant sewage which at present are frequently formed in this road?

Mr. E. Brown

No, Sir. As the result of the very thorough investigations which one of any engineering inspectors has made, I am unable to accept the suggestion that the work proposed includes the making-up of the carriage-way, is essential on grounds of public health or would in fact obviate the presence on occasion of flood water from the school playground. I have indicated that I am prepared to authorise the work of paving the second footpath in the street.