HC Deb 25 November 1958 vol 596 c27W
83. Mr. Swingler

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether, in view of the smoke, dust, and dirt nuisance still prevalent in North Staffordshire, despite the operation of the Clean Air Act, he will direct the attention of the Clean Air Council to the special problems of this area and invite its expert advice.

Mr. Bevins

The Alkali Inspectorate has only recently been given responsibility for dealing with the more intractable air pollution problems in the area and it will necessarily need time to assess the extent of the technical problems and the possible solutions. My right hon. Friend attaches much importance to the advice of the Clean Air Council, but in this case he thinks the immediate need is for the Alkali Inspectorate to continue the process of assessment.