§ Mr. Walker-Smith
asked the Minister of Health the effect of his consideration of the Middle Lea sewage scheme; whether any decision has been arrived at; and what are the financial implications thereof for the county of Hertford.
§ Mr. Bevan
I have approved the Harlow Development Corporation's scheme for draining the new town to a sewage disposal works to be built at Rye Meads. I am arranging for a public local inquiry to be held shortly into the Stevenage Development Corporation's proposals to drain their area, also, to Rye Meads. I am, furthermore, ready to consider proposals from other authorities in the area to participate in the scheme. In so far as the works involved are52W attributable to new town development the cost, in the first instance, would fall mainly on the development corporations concerned.