Sewage Disposal, Baldock

Oral Answers to Questions — Public Health – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th May 1950.

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Photo of Mr Nigel Fisher Mr Nigel Fisher , Hitchin 12:00 am, 4th May 1950

asked the Minister of Health whether he will reconsider his decision to postpone the scheme for sewage disposal submitted to him by the Baldock Urban District Council, which his Department has approved in principle.

Photo of Mr Aneurin Bevan Mr Aneurin Bevan , Ebbw Vale

I have received further representations about the need for the early carrying out of this scheme, and they are now being considered.

Photo of Mr Nigel Fisher Mr Nigel Fisher , Hitchin

Will the Minister bear in mind that the capital expenditure involved in this case is only approximately £31,000, whereas the health of 26,000 people living in Letchworth and Baldock is threatened by the postponement of a scheme already approved by his Department? Will he at least see a deputation and hear the case?

Photo of Mr Aneurin Bevan Mr Aneurin Bevan , Ebbw Vale

Further representations are being considered at the moment, but this has to be considered against the claims of other authorities as well.