HC Deb 17 February 1970 vol 796 c78W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government if he will introduce legislation to prohibit the flow of all untreated industrial effluent into rivers and canals.

Mr. Denis Howell

The Rivers (Prevention of Pollution) Acts 1951–61 already enable river authorities to control or prevent the discharge of such effluent into non-tidal rivers and canals.