Fish Poisoning, Hogsmill River

Oral Answers to Questions — Burma – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th September 1948.

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Photo of Mr John Boyd-Carpenter Mr John Boyd-Carpenter , Kingston upon Thames 12:00 am, 20th September 1948

asked the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries whether he will make a statement as to the causes of the deaths of large numbers of fish in the Hogsmill river during August.

Photo of Mr Thomas Williams Mr Thomas Williams , Don Valley

The Thames Conservancy carefully investigated this matter immediately it was brought to their notice. They established that the fish were killed by a toxic substance but were unable to determine its nature or origin. They are watching the position closely, but I hope there will be no recurrence of the trouble.