HC Deb 06 November 1945 vol 415 c1210W
Mr. Gibson

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in order to reduce the nuisance of smoke-laden air over large urban areas, and the cost of keeping homes clean, he will consider the production of a smoke-consuming fire-grate, at a low cost to the consumer, which can be used in the new houses which are to be built, or if he will take other urgent steps in the interest of health and clean air.

Mr. Shinwell

I am in full sympathy with my hon. Friend's objective. The Government is considering the possibilities of immediate and low cost production of appliances which are both smoke reducing and suitable foruse with smokeless fuels, and I shall take whatever other steps are practicable.