HC Deb 08 July 1954 vol 529 cc190-1W
101. Mr. Awbery

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, how soon, in view of the number of deaths that arise through cancer, he expects to receive a report from the Medical Research Council on the extent to which fumes and smoke from fuel oils contribute to the causes of this disease.

Mr. Bevins

The Medical Research Council are at present investigating a number of aspects of atmospheric pollution, including the effects of fumes and smoke from oils. Results will be published in the scientific Press as they become available. The investigations are necessarily of a long-term nature, and it is regretted that no estimate can be made of the date of their conclusion.