§ 60. Mr. NAYLOR
asked the Minister of Health whether he can give particulars showing to what extent county councils and sanitary authorities in England and Wales have availed themselves of the powers given them under the Public Health (Smoke Abatement) Act to take proceedings and to pass bye-laws respecting smoke abatement.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Bye-laws respecting the emission of smoke have been made by 14 local authorities and confirmed. I have no particulars as to the extent to which local authorities generally have taken proceedings, but a good deal of useful work is being done.
§ 61. Mr. NAYLOR
asked the Minister of Health whether as the result of his circular to county councils and sanitary authorities drawing their attention to the Public Health (Smoke Abatement) Act, 1926, any regional committees, with either executive or advisory functions, have been formed?
§ Sir K. WOOD
Two Regional Advisory Committees and one Executive Committee have been set up since the issue of the circular, in addition to two Advisory Committees previously appointed. A Committee has also been appointed by a conference of representatives of local authorities to report on questions of smoke abatement in the Greater London area.
§ Sir JOSEPH NALL
Will my hon. Friend represent to local authorities that they would be better employed in reducing rates and so encouraging the pretion of smoke?