§ 42. Mr. Hamling
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he is aware of the nuisance to local residents caused by sewerage works in Avery Hill, London, S.E.9, being carried out by the West Kent Main Sewerage Board; and if he will investigate the complaints, made by local residents, of excessive noise in the middle of the night and take steps to minimise the nuisance.
§ Mr. Mellish
My right hon. Friend is aware of the complaints and has made inquiries. Because the ground is waterlogged, compressors must be used, night and day, to keep the sewer tunnels free of water. The contractors have taken steps to reduce noise to a minimum.