HC Deb 17 November 1958 vol 595 cc109-10W
73. The Rev. LI. Williams

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what further measures he has in mind in order to decrease the dangers to public health from the entry of sewage into the seashores of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Bevins

My right hon. Friend does not agree that the discharge of untreated sewage into the sea necessarily constitutes a danger to health. Certainly it is important that coastal sewage outfalls should be so designed and sited that sewage is carried out into the open sea and not back towards the shore. The problems which arise in this connection are essentially local. Many improvement schemes have already been carried out by local authorities in coastal areas in recent years, and more are in preparation. My right hon. Friend will continue to watch the position.