HC Deb 09 May 1944 vol 399 cc1737-8W
Mr. Kirby

asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of recent fatal accidents on Merseyside in which children have been drowned in accessible pits and ponds at Speke Hall Avenue, Liverpool, and at Leasowe Common, Wirral, Cheshire; and will he take steps whereby such pits and ponds will be filled in or made inaccessible to children.

Miss Horsbrugh

My right hon. and learned Friend has heard of these tragedies from the hon. Member. My right hon. Friend has not himself any powers in the matter, but he does not doubt that the question whether action is necessary will be carefully considered by the City Council of Liverpool and the Town Council of Wallasey respectively.

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