§ Mr. Moate
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the district and local authorities in England which have bye laws in operation for their whole area relating to the removal of house refuse under section 72(3) of the Public Health Act 1936.
§ Mr. Fox
Two authorities, the London borough of Brent and Ashford borough council, have had such byelaws confirmed since 1974. Prior to local government reorganisation, some 185 local authorities in England and Wales had byelaws in force. The cost of identifying these authorities, however, would be disproportionately high.