HC Deb 15 July 1957 vol 573 c81W
49. Mr. T. Brown

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will cause an investigation to be made into the poisoning of thousands of fish by polluted tidal waters in the River Ribble, at Preston, on the night of 3rd July, 1957, and the deposit by the same tide of an offensively smelling coating of red slime along the banks of the river.

Mr. Amory

Officers of the Lancashire River Board started investigations on 3rd July immediately the dead fish were observed. The Board is considering their report today to decide what action should be taken.