Sewage Sludge (Utilisation).

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 2nd April 1941.

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Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is aware that large quantities of sewage sludge are being allowed to go to waste; and what steps he proposes to take to ensure that the maximum quantity is saved for manuring crops?

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to the hon. Member for the Forest of Dean (Mr. Price) on 19th February and 6th March, copies of which I am sending to my hon. Friend.

Photo of Mr Richard Stokes Mr Richard Stokes , Ipswich

Arising out of those replies, whatever they were, may I ask whether my hon. Friend is aware that practically nothing has been done about this matter in many parts of the country, and will he see that steps are taken and instructions given?

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

If my hon. Friend will look at the replies, he will see that something is being done.