§ Mr. Willey
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs (1) how many local authority areas have been declared smoke control areas;
(2) how many applications for local authorities to declare smoke control areas are now being considered.
§ Mr. Bevins
My right hon. Friend has confirmed thirty-four orders establishing smoke control areas under the Clean Air Act, 1956. Thirteen further orders have been submitted to him for confirmation and are now under consideration. Proposals for a further 102 smoke control areas have been provisionally notified to him by local authorities.