HC Deb 25 March 1958 vol 585 cc19-20W
65. Mr. Gough

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs, if he is aware that certain houses in Pound Hill, Crawley, built by Messrs. Taylor Woodrow Homes, Limited, and fitted with smokeless fuel heating for clean air, have been valued for rating purposes at £6 more than exactly similar houses built by the same firm where the usual open fire system has been installed; and what views the Clean Air Council have expressed on this matter in their consideration of the progress made in abating air pollution.

Mr. Bevins

As my hon. Friend has been informed, these houses are not exactly similar. There are several material differences in the amenities which explain the difference in rating assessments; and the implication in the Question cannot be sustained. There is nothing here for the Clean Air Council.

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