HC Deb 28 January 1954 vol 522 c280W
107. Mr. Bowden

asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that the nuisance caused by the emission of grit and soot from the boiler chimney of the Leicester Royal Infirmary, of which he has been previously advised by the hon. Member for Leicester, South-West, persists and is getting worse; that the local sanitary authorities are being asked to take legal proceedings against the hospital; that the Hospital Management Committee are prevented from dealing with this nuisance through lack of finance; and if he will direct the Sheffield Regional Hospital Board to give their immediate attention to this matter and to commence the necessary work in the current financial year.

Mr. Iain Macleod

I am aware that this trouble continues, but I am not aware of any recent deterioration. The Regional Hospital Board are working on the details of a scheme to stop it. They have been unable to include it in their capital programme for the current financial year, but have provided for it in that for 1954–5.