HC Deb 08 December 1970 vol 808 c83W
80. Sir T. Beamish

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is aware of the growing danger to health and the foul smell which results from the working to rule by certain dustmen; and if he will take steps to prevent this practice.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

The responsibility for the collection of domestic refuse and the terms of employment of labour for that purpose rests with local authorities. The unpleasantness resulting from failures in refuse collection can be obvious but there has been no evidence of a growing danger to health in any area where dustmen are working to rule.