HC Deb 19 July 1960 vol 627 cc27-8W
80. Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what consideration he has given to the 96th Annual Report on Alkali, &c., Works for 1959; and what action is being taken with special reference to Trafford Park, small works sited close to houses, Petrochemicals Limited, problems connected with calcining and sintering of iron ores, the emission from hot-blast cupolas, and the serious air pollution in the Greater Salford area.

Sir K. Joseph

My right hon. Friend has studied carefully this valuable Report. At Trafford Park emissions from processes registered under the Alkali Act have been substantially reduced in recent years, and the objective remains to reduce them still more. Special attention is always paid to emissions from registered processes close to houses. Action on the other registered processes mentioned will follow the lines indicated in the report. Measures are being taken by the Alkali Inspectorate and by the local authorities in and around Salford which should result in progressive reduction in air pollution.