HC Deb 04 July 1956 vol 555 cc1488-9

Lords Amendment agreed to: In page 4, line 35, at end insert: not being furnaces of boilers with a maximum heating capacity of fifty-five thousand or more British thermal units per hour."—[Mr. Powell.]

Lords Amendment: In page 4, line 36, leave out subsection (3).

Mr. Powell

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

Throughout the Bill in Committee Amendments were made to bring outdoor installations under the same kind of control as indoor installations. Those Amendments, however, were not applied to Clauses 6 and 7, which relate to large furnaces consuming either pulverised fuel or solid fuel at a very high rate.

However, during the passage of the Bill through this House it was also decided to reduce the limiting rate of burning which would bring furnaces under the control of those Clauses, and in view of the fact that many more furnaces, and much smaller furnaces, are now covered by those Clauses it seems possible that outdoor installations might now fall within the category of Clauses 6 and 7. The effect of this Amendment is to ensure that they also will be covered in respect of grit and dust.

Question put and agreed to.