HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 cc2245-6W
Mr. Ness Edwards

asked the Minister of Health (1) what steps are to be taken and by what authorities, to terminate the pollution of the Rhymney river and its tributaries by coal dust and colliery effluent;

(2) what authority is responsible for preventing the silting up of river beds in the South Wales coalfield area by rubbish from the collieries.

a copy. The type of emergency contemplated may arise in any class of the population and it will be for the local authorities administering the schemes to decide to which of such emergencies the probably limited amount of help available should be sent. Local authorities were authorised by Circular to establish arrangements in accordance with the Circular without further approval and I have therefore no record of the number of schemes in force.