HC Deb 26 January 1960 vol 616 c6W
67. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what is the policy of Her Majesty's Government concerning action to deal with the pollution of rivers and river estuaries; and, in particular, what financial provision will be forthcoming when the technical problems arising out of local authority consideration have been resolved and proposals formulated.

Sir K. Joseph

The Government's policy is to step up the drive to clean polluted rivers—a large programme is in hand. Rate deficiency grant is available to all those authorities whose financial resources are below the average.