HC Deb 29 June 1965 vol 715 c42W
7. Mr. Michael Alison

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware of a severe foam nuisance arising from the discharge of synthetic detergents into the River Aire; and what progress is being made in applying chemical solvents to abate this nuisance.

Mr. MacColl

My right hon. Friend is aware that there is a special problem here. The Department's officers have recently discussed it with the local Council and a working party of officers from the authorities concerned has been set up to study a remedy. He will watch progress carefully.