HC Deb 07 July 1953 vol 517 c1048
40. Mr. Nabarro

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is yet in a position to announce the names of the Committee to be established by his Department for investigating problems arising from smoke pollution of the atmosphere; and what special representation is being arranged for Scotland.

Mr. Marples

No, but my right hon. Friend hopes to do so shortly. He is in close touch with his right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Will the terms of reference of this Committee include a request for a report on all measures necessary to ensure that local authorities and all householders will install efficient solid-fuel appliances which consume all the fuel and prevent smoke?

Mr. Marples

I should like notice of that.

Mr. Hastings

Will the Minister consider pollution not only by smoke but by noxious gases, the result of a combination of coal and other fuels?

Mr. Marples

I shall convey that to my right hon. Friend.