HC Deb 24 March 1960 vol 620 c639
Mr. Callaghan

I beg leave to present a Petition to the Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland signed by the residents of Splott, Cardiff, who seek relief because of the constant and unavailing struggle which they are pursuing against dirt and grit in the industrial area of my city.

There are dumps of iron ore stacked within a few feet of bedroom windows, and there is a constant succession of white dust which makes the housewife's battle an extremely difficult one.

They pray for a number of reliefs, and, in particular, they ask relief from Parliament that the Minister of Housing and Local Government should make Regulations controlling strictly the amount of smoke and the times of the emission of smoke so that they may themselves have a few amenities in their daily lives, and the Petition concludes: And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will every pray.

To lie upon the Table.

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