HC Deb 30 July 1959 vol 610 c153W
81. Mr. Fletcher-Cooke

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how many local authorities in black areas have submitted programmes for establishing smoke control areas as requested in his Department's Circular No. 5/59 of 26th January, 1959.

Mr. H. Brooke

Out of some 300 local authorities in the black areas, 143 have submitted 5-year programmes. About 60 others have explained the difficulties which they see in preparing a programme. The remaining authorities have still not replied; and I am asking them to do so without further delay.