HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 cc312-3W
81. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Health when the promise made to the hon. Member for Stoke on 10th February, 1938, on smoke abatement is going to be implemented; if he will call for a report on the smoke pollution of the atmosphere and take early action to apply a modern policy of smoke abatement.

Mr. Bevan

The reply to the first part of the Question is—"When the legislative timetable permits." On the second part, investigations are already proceeding, and such action is being taken as is possible in the present shortage of materials.