16. Mrs. Slater
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he will give a general direction to the National Coal Board requiring them to take steps to prevent the burning of soil tips.
Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that this is a great problem to the people in the coalmining areas, and that to the housewife it presents a continual fight against dirt, and to other people a fight against pollution of the atmosphere, so that the windows of houses and schools in the vicinity cannot be opened, and would not the right hon. Gentleman reconsider the matter?
§ Mr. Noel-Baker
Might not the Minister ask the National Coal Board to put its Research Department to finding out ways of dealing with this grave abuse which really ought to have been ended long ago?