asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he has considered the resolution adopted and sent to him by the National Federation of Anglers at the annual conference at Doncaster recently, representing some 120,000 anglers, mostly working men, on the subject of river pollution, and making certain recommendations and suggestions for the future control and prevention of this evil; and whether he is taking any special action in the matter?
I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend has read the very comprehensive series of resolutions of the National Federation of Anglers, and he wishes me to assure my hon. and gallant Friend of his complete sympathy with the interests represented by the Federation. I understand that the Joint Advisory Committee on River Pollution will shortly produce its third report, which no doubt will deal with most of the points referred to in the resolutions. As soon as the report is issued my right hon. Friend proposes to confer with the Minister of Health as to the action to be taken in the light of its recommendations.