HC Deb 01 April 1958 vol 585 cc1013-4
13. Mr. Blenkinsop

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he has now given further consideration to the appointment of a public health inspector as a member of the Clean Air Council.

Mr. Bevins

The Council is still in the first year of its existence and my right hon. Friend would prefer not to make any further appointment at present. He will bear the suggestion in mind.

Mr. Blenkinsop

Is not the Minister aware that the Scottish Council has made such an appointment? Further, is he aware that public health inspectors have responsible duties under the Clean Air Act? Does not he think that it is ridiculous that they should not have some representation on the Clean Air Council?

Mr. Bevins

We do not always follow Scottish precedents in England and Wales. We have already two medical officers of health on the Council and they supervise the activities of the public health inspectors.

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