HC Deb 02 April 1957 vol 568 c33W
82. Mr. Dodds

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what progress has been made made in dealing with the pollution of the River Thames; and what are the plans for the future to deal with the nuisance.

Mr. H. Brooke

The sewage treatment improvement programme which was approved on the advice of the Pippard Committee is making good progress. Further stages for which tenders are being invited this year include nearly £10 million worth of new treatment plant for the London County Council; £700,000 worth for the Middlesex County Council; and £600,000 worth for the West Kent Main Sewerage Board. I understand that the final reports of the Water Pollution Research Laboratory and the Pippard Committee are likely to be completed later this year.