§ 30. Mr. Dudley Smith
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what interim measures were adopted, following the visit by one of his Department's inspectors, with the object of preventing the increasing public nuisance caused to residents of Brentford and Chiswick by the operation of a faulty sewerage works on the Richmond side of the River Thames; and what progress is being made with the other improvements.
§ Mr. Corfield
The inspector suggested that the board might clear the sludge drying beds more quickly and that sodium nitrate should be more extensively used to suppress smell. My right hon. Friend understands these steps have been taken. The permanent improvements in hand should be completed by the end of the year, but their first effects should be felt by the end of July.