HC Deb 31 May 1960 vol 624 cc107-8W
12. Mr. C. Johnson

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how many local authorities have now made orders relating to smoke control areas under Section 11 of the Clean Air Act, 1956; what has been the average length of notice given by such authorities for the coming into operation of such orders; and how many authorities have subsequently passed resolutions postponing the coming into operation of such orders.

Sir K. Joseph

One hundred and sixty-three local authorities in England and Wales. Local authorities, when making an order for submission to my right hon. Friend, normally fix a date of operation at least nine months ahead. I am aware of only one resolution postponing the date of operation of a confirmed order.