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Public Nuisance, Portishead

Volume 527: debated on Monday 17 May 1954

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asked the Attorney-General if he will now take action against Messrs. Albright and Wilson to stop certain nuisances at Portishead, in view of the long-standing nature of the complaints, and repeated assurances that such nuisances would not take place; and what information his Department has to show that the fumes concerned are dangerous to the health of the people.

I have now under consideration an application by the Portishead Urban District Council that I should institute civil proceedings against this company in respect of a public nuisance. I do not think it would be proper for me to disclose at this stage the nature of the evidence which has been submitted to me.