§ 45 Sir HENRY SLESSER
asked the Prime Minister, in view of the Reports on the quality of the smokeless fuel produced by the low temperature carbonisation process and consequent elimination of the smoke nuisance if it is universally employed for household fuel, whether the Government is prepared to give facilities for bringing an Act of Parliament into force providing for the compulsory carbonisation of bituminous coal before use?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
As soon as the Government are satisfied that these processes can be operated successfully on a commercial scale, they will consider the steps to be taken to achieve the object which we all desire.
§ 71. Sir H. SLESSER
asked the Minister of Health whether having regard to the evidence taken before the Depart- 1130 mental Committee of the Ministry of Health on smoke and noxious vapours abatement in 1920, any steps have been taken by that Ministry on the subject?
§ Mr. NEVILLE CHAMBERLAIN
Steps have been taken towards improving the administration of the present. law, and the Government hope also to introduce legislation on the subject next year.