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Floods, Hastings

Volume 440: debated on Thursday 24 July 1947

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98, 99 and 100.

asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he will inquire into the condition of the water which swamped certain houses in Station Road, Middle Street and Priory Street, Hastings, on 17th July to the extent of several feet; whether he is aware that similar conditions occur whenever there are severe local rainstorms; what is the reason for this condition; and what steps have been taken and will be taken to prevent it;(2) whether he will call for a report on the conditions of the houses registered at the Town Hall, Hastings, in consequence of the flooding on 17th July; and which of these houses does he consider to be fit for habitation;(3) why sewage matter several inches deep was allowed to remain under the floorboards of numbers 36 and 41 Priory Street, Hastings, from Thursday, 17th July, to Monday, 21st July, in spite of representations made to the local authority; and upon whom will the expenses for its removal fall.