HC Deb 22 March 1950 vol 472 cc120-1W
Mr. Kaberry

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power what further progress he can report to remedy the public nuisance created by the outpouring of grit and dirt from the chimneys of the Kirkstall power station at Leeds; and when it is hoped completely to stop this nuisance to residents in the north and west parts of the City of Leeds.

Mr. P. Noel-Baker

I am informed that the British Electricity Authority are engaged in making alterations to the Kirkstall power station which previously belonged to the City of Leeds Corporation. These alterations should ensure that the station will be no longer open to criticism on the score of grit emission. In particular a new chimney should be completed this year and new electrostatic precipitators and ash handling plant should be completed next year.