asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what has been the response of coastal authorities to the letter he sent last year on the subject of their discharging untreated sewage into the sea; how many are now treating their sewage inland; how many are setting about doing so, and how this figure varies from that of a year ago; how many intend to pump partially-treated sewage into the sea during the approaching summer; and how many, and which coastal authorities by name, are going to pump their sewage into the sea this summer either wholly untreated or merely comminuted or disguised.
§ Mr. MacColl
73 replies have been received from the further 82 coastal or 23W estuarial authorities who were asked last year about their sewage disposal arrangements. At least 8 of them are treating their sewage inland, and one more is planning to do so.
As these authorities were not covered by the original questionnaire issued in 1965, there is no information to show how their present situation compares with that of a year ago but it is unlikely to be greatly different.
14 of the authorities pump partially treated sewage into the sea and will presumably continue to do so throughout the approaching summer. 44 of them, as in the following list, discharge sewage into the sea untreated or comminuted only.
Birkenhead C.B Watchet U.D. Bootle C.B. Axminister R.D. Liverpool C.B. Belford R.D. Berwick-on-Tweed B. Bideford R.D. Bideford B. Bridlington R.D Dartmouth B. Bridport R.D. Helston B. Camelford R.D. Bude Stratton U.D. Freebridge Lynn R.D. Burnham on Crouch U.D. Isle of Wight R.D. Kerrier R.D. Filey U.D. Kingsbridge R.D. Hornsea U.D. Lancaster R.D. Hoylake U.D. Millom R.D. Lynton U.D. Norham and Islandshires R.D. Northam U.D. Padstow U.D. Plympton St. Mary R.D. Salcombe U.D. Saltburn U.D. St. Germans R.D. Scalby U.D. St. Thomas R.D. Sheringham U.D. Stockton R.D. Skelton and Brotton U.D. Wadebridge R.D. West penwith R.D. St. Just U.D. Whiteby R.D. Torpoint U.D. Williton R.D.