HC Deb 27 July 1953 vol 518 c97W
100. Sir E. Keeling

asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he has considered the effect on the atmosphere of London and large provincial towns next winter of reducing the price of inferior grades of coal and increasing the price of better grades; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Joynson-Hicks

My right hon. Friend does not expect the results of those price changes to have any effect on the atmosphere. They are designed to secure a better relationship between the prices of the different grades of coal and there will not be any substantial variation in the amount of coal of different grades which the Coal Board supply to different parts of the country The whole question of air pollution will be investigated by the special Committee to which my hon. Friend referred in answer to a Question by the hon. Member for Dart-ford (Mr. Dodds) on 21st July.