HC Deb 07 December 1954 vol 535 c770
29. Commander Scott-Miller

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what is the latest report he has received from his district alkali inspector regarding the fumes from the pyrites-burning sulphuric acid plant in King's Lynn; if he is now satisfied that this nuisance, which may be a danger to health to those residing close to the works of the West Norfolk Farmers and Chemical Co-operative Company, which houses this plant, has now been abated; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Deedes

My right hon. Friend's inspector, who visited the works last month, reported that although conditions were then generally satisfactory, certain further measures could be taken to prevent the emission of fumes. The company has been asked to install the necessary equipment for this purpose.

Commander Scott-Miller

May I take it from my hon. Friend that the nuisance will be abated the moment this further piece of machinery is installed?

Mr. Deedes

Yes, Sir. The main trouble arises when this plant starts from cold. The company has made certain suggestions about putting the matter right, and we have every reason to believe that it will do so.