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M R. J. L. MANSON (Member), proposing a vote of thanks to Mr. Drury, said those who had been associated with him during the period of the preparation of this scheme had been impressed with his thoroughness and with the discipline he had imposed upon all who had worked with him. As a result there was little doubt that this scheme, as far as was possible in the difficult circumstances of the times was an excellent piece of work.
The Swansea Main Drainage Scheme, of which the major portion was carried out between the years 1922 and 1938 at a total cost of some 13 million pounds, called for a considerable amount of structural work, including the screening house near the main outlet and seven pumping stations, besides the settling tanks, etc., dealing with the
effluent from the north-west districts of the Borough. These districts are, for reason of economy of construction, sewered to the estuary north of Swansea, while the sewage from the remaining districts is collected ,by an 11 miles long main trunk sewer, discharging into the Bristol Channel at a point on the west side of Swansea Bay.
On 20 July last, under ref. BRA/1068/2, the DOE addressed the letter given below to local authorities, new town development corporations, etc. The letter contains an assessment of the BRE Report on the failure of roof beams at Sir John Cass's Foundation and Red Coat Church of England Secondary School, Stepney, and sets out a programme of action for inspection and assessment. Attached to the letter was an annex 'Suggestions for testing high alumina cement concrete' which is published on page 326.