§ 42. Mr. HICKS
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been drawn to the nuisance and danger to health caused by the new Westminster dust chute in the Grosvenor basin; whether he is aware that there is a persistent offensive odour in the neighbourhood, ceaseless noise at night, making sleep difficult if not impossible, arid frequently the atmosphere is polluted with dust; and whether, in view of this menace to the health of the residents in the neighbourhood, he will have inquiries made and make representations to the Westminster City Council on the matter?
Sir H. YOUNG
My attention has been drawn to this matter and I have communicated with the Westminster City Council. The council state that the City Medical Officer of Health is satisfied that there is no substance in the complaints. I am informed that the plant which has been put down is the most up-to-date that could be obtained. Further inquiries will, however, be made.