HC Deb 26 January 1965 vol 705 cc151-2W
56. Mr. Hobden

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if, in view of the recent statement by the Brighton Sewers Board that a public in quiry should be held to consider the question of sea pollution, he will now hold such an inquiry at an early date.

Mr. MacColl

My right hon. Friend does not think a public inquiry would help. The condition of the beach has been extensively investigated already over a long period. The Department officers have recently discussed the matter with representatives of the Board, and as a result he is urging the Board to consider screening and similar treatment of the sewage.