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Sewerage Scheme, Loddington

Volume 531: debated on Monday 26 July 1954

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asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is aware that parts of Loddington, Northamptonshire, are distinctly malodorous for lack of proper sewage disposal arrangements; and whether he will now authorise a starting date for the small scheme submitted in August, 1950, by the Kettering Rural District Council, which he has approved in principle.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Housing and Local Government
(Mr. Ernest Marples)

My right hon. Friend appreciates the need for this scheme, but he cannot authorise an early starting date. There are many other areas where the need is as great or greater.

Will the hon. Gentleman and his right hon. Friend consider not necessarily an early starting date but some starting date? The village continues to smell worse every year.

I am sure that my right hon. Friend is sorry that there is a smell in the village, but I wrote to the hon. and learned Gentleman on 7th July saying that the scheme would be reviewed in a few months' time in connection with next year's programme.