§ 11. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that Dancing Cairns Quarry, on the border of the City and County of Aberdeen, constitutes a nuisance within the meaning of the Public Health (Scotland) Act, 1897, that this nuisance has caused many deaths and injuries to residents in the locality, and that, on 4th March, a further death occurred there as a result of that nuisance; and, in view of the fact that in July, 1957, he took action to induce Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire County Council to abate the nuisance, but the nuisance still remains, if he will now take further action under his statutory powers, and 25W particularly under Part IX, Sections 146 to 149 of the Public Health (Scotland) Act, 1897, to induce the relevant local authorities to abate the nuisance and so prevent further injury and death.
§ 20. Lady Tweedsmuir
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland, in view of widespread concern arising from recurring fatal acidents at Dancing Cairns Quarry, Aberdeen, what action he will take under his statutory powers under Sections 146 to 149 of the Public Health (Scotland) Act, 1897, to remedy this situation.
§ Mr. J. N. Browne
My right hon. Friend greatly regrets the fatal accident which occurred on 2nd March. The county council has already arranged to fence the top part of the quarry, and my right hon. Friend has asked it for a further report.