§ 73. Mr. Teeling
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he will make a statement about the recent fly plague at seaside resorts; what steps 17W are being taken to stop a recurrence in the New Year; and, in view of the fact that these flies are now found at Mill Hill and other outskirts of London, what action his Department are taking to coordinate remedies on a national basis, as it is now clear that this is not a seaside plague only.
§ 76. Mr. Marlowe
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that separate and individual action by the various South coast boroughs affected by the coelopa fly pest is not likely to achieve the maximum effect; and whether he will take steps to co-ordinate the attack upon these flies, in view of the rapid rate at which they are breeding.
§ Mr. Marples
My right hon. Friend has arranged to provide the fullest technical advice to local authorities concerned with this problem. He hopes that this will help to secure co-ordinated measures for dealing with the flies. He understands that the outbreaks which have been reported in the London area are of a comparatively minor character.