§ 114. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what further action is being taken by the Atmospheric Pollution Research Committee arising from the heavy mortality in the London area caused by the fog last December.
§ Mr. Molson
None. The Committee is essentially an advisory body concerned with the collection of data on atmospheric pollution and with the researches into its measurement and prevention undertaken by the Fuel Research Organisation of D.S.I.R.
§ 115. Lieut.-Colonel Lipton
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, who are the members of the Atmospheric Pollution Research Committee; how often it has met during the past year; and how much has been spent on this research during the past year.
§ Mr. Molson
The membership of the Atmospheric Pollution Research Committee, which met twice during the past year, is as follows:—Independent Members:
- Professor O. G. Sutton, C.B.E., D.Sc., F.R.S. (Chairman) (Dean of the Royal Military College of Science, Shrivenham).
- J. K. Best, F.R.I.C. (Cadbury Bros. Ltd.).
- J. F. Clark, M.Sc., A.R.C.S., D.I.C. (City Analyst, Liverpool).
- Dr. H. E. Crossley, M.Sc., A.R.I.C. (British Electricity Authority).
- Dr. G. M. B. Dobson, C.B.E., F.R.S. (Professor of Physics and Climatology, University of Oxford).
- G. Nonhebel, B.Sc., F.R.I.C., M.I.Chem.E. (Imperial Chemical Industries Ltd.).
- C. J. Regan, B.Sc., F.R.I.C. (Chemist in Chief, Public Health Department, London County Council).
- Professor R. J. Sarjant, O.B.E., D.Sc. (Professor of Fuel Technology, University of Sheffield).Official Members:
- Air Ministry (Meteorological Office).
- Dr. A. H. R. Goldie, C.B.E., M.A., F.R.S.E.
- Dr. F. Pasquill.Ministry of Supply:76W
- H. L. Green (Chemical Defence Experimental Station. Porton).Ministry of Fuel and Power:
- Dr. C. Forrester. F.R.I.C., F.R.S.E.
- Ministry of Housing and Local Government:
- W. A. Damon, C.B.E., F.R.I.C., M.I.Chem.E.The cost, during the past year, of the work of the Fuel Research Organisation in the field of atmospheric pollution was approximately £33,000.