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Sodium Cyanide (Dumping, Bilston)

Volume 476: debated on Monday 26 June 1950

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asked the Attorney-General if he has examined the circumstances in which large quantities of highly dangerous substances such as sodium cyanide were found upon rubbish tips in the Bilston area; and if he has brought the matter to the notice of the Director of Public Prosecutions with a view to proceedings being taken against firms or individuals whose actions and lack of proper precautions endangered the life of children in the area.

Yes. Immediately the facts were reported the Chief Constable took every possible step to warn the public by notices, handbills, slides on cinema screens and a message broadcast by the B.B.C. Inquiries to discover who was responsible for dumping the sodium cyanide are still proceeding.