HC Deb 22 June 1950 vol 476 c150W
91. Mr. Blackburn

asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities have taken powers to prevent the undue pollution of the atmospheres in their localities by smoke or noxious fumes; and what steps he proposes to take to introduce general legislation on the subject.

Mr. Bevan

Eight authorities have smokeless zone powers; 17 have powers to control the installation of industrial furnaces; and 48 have district heating powers. I propose to see how these new powers operate in practice before considering general legislation.