HC Deb 09 December 1970 vol 808 cc119-20W
62. Mr. Jeffrey Archer

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he will take to ensure that the new sewage outfall pipeline extended into the Humber will go far enough to be certain not to pollute the beaches of Cleethorpes.

Mr. Michael Heseltine

I assume that my hon. Friend is referring to the pipeline from Scunthorpe to Immingham for the discharge of industrial effluent into the Humber. I understand that the Trent River Authority gave the necessary con- sent in 1968, and I do not see that it is open to my right hon. Friend to intervene.