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Tyne Drainage Scheme

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 11 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what representations he has received from the Northumberland and Tyneside River Board regarding a proposal by the Castle Ward Rural District Council to discharge a main drainage scheme into the tidal waters of the Tyne; and what reply he has given.

The River Board have represented that the scheme would increase the pollution of the tidal waters of the Tyne. I am satisfied that the scheme is necessary and I have, therefore, approved it; but my officers are discussing with the authorities concerned what can be done in the long term to improve the condition of the Tyne.