HC Deb 28 May 1965 vol 713 cc133-4W
Mr. Hobden

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what study he has made of the Report, particulars of which have been sent to him, by the Sussex Branch of the British Medical Association deploring the pollution by sewage of the beaches on the Sussex coast; if he is aware that this body is not satisfied by the Medical Research Council's Report published in 1959 that there is no health risk in bathing in polluted water; and what steps he will take to lessen the dangers from sewage pollution on this part of the coast.

Mr. MacColl

I have studied the letter which the Sussex branch of the B.M.A. have sent to my hon. Friend. It contains no detailed evidence of beach pollution, but if the branch has such evidence and would care to send it to my right hon. Friend he will certainly study it. In the meantime he has no grounds for rejecting the report of 1959. On the other hand my right hon. Friend recognises the unpleasantness and loss of amenity which can arise from sewage pollution.

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