HC Deb 05 March 1957 vol 566 c27W
77. Mr. Sydney Irving

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what information he has received from his inspectors under the Alkali Acts as to how many precipitators were out of action at cement works on Thames-side during the last 12 months; and how long it will be before they are working again.

Mr. H. Brooke

Apart from temporary suspension for normal replacements and maintenance, only two precipitators have been out of commission in this area in the last 12 months, one for refitting and the other for rebuilding. Work on the former was completed in a fortnight, and the rebuilding of the latter is expected to be finished in about a month's time.