HC Deb 16 June 1952 vol 502 cc69-70W
101 and 102. Mr. F. Harris

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power (1) whether his attention has been drawn to the many serious complaints made to his Department by residents near the Croydon B Power Station which is emitting considerable quantities of grit and filth; and what urgent action he intends to take to stop this menace which is endangering the health of residents near the power station and also damaging their property;

(2) whether his attention has been drawn to the particular complaint of George Croft, Esq., 17–23, Lancing, Road, Croydon, lodged with his Department, who is suffering so much from the grit and filth menace coming from the new Croydon B Power Station that he is accumulating at his premises a dustbin full every week of this filth and grit; and what urgent action he is proposing to take in regard to it.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

No complaints have been received by my Department about the nuisance from Croydon B Generating Station, but the British Electricity Authority have informed me that they have received a number of complaints since last December. They report that the station is equipped with the most up-to-date plant for preventing the emission of grit from the chimneys, but it is possible that some of this is not working properly. Investigations into the cause of the trouble were immediately instituted and are now continuing. I have asked the authority to keep me advised of their progress.

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