§ Mr. Rankin
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs when he expects to receive the report of Professor Pippard dealing with pollution of the tidal waters of the Thames; and why it has been so long delayed.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
I cannot say how soon I shall receive this report. The Committee is working on a draft now and is anxious to complete its work as soon as possible. I understand that much careful research into the condition of the Thames was needed before the Committee could formulate any conclusions, and that this has taken an unavoidably long time.