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River Pollution (Beet Sugar Effluents)

Volume 236: debated on Thursday 6 March 1930

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asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he is satisfied that all beet sugar factories in receipt of the Government subsidy are taking effective measures to prevent their operations from polluting rivers and doing consequent damage to fisheries?

It is my intention shortly to send a circular letter to the directors and managers of all the beet sugar factories, directing their attention to the measures for the prevention of pollution by beet sugar effluents which have been proved to be practicable. The letter will urge upon them the importance of taking steps to adopt appropriate measures, if they have not already done so, before the factories re-open for the next campaign.