HC Deb 05 February 1963 vol 671 c28W
38. Sir B. Janner

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is aware that residents in Leicester are continuing to experience hardship owing to the nuisance caused by the emissions from the local power station; what is being done to abate the nuisance; and what proposals he has for the future in this regard.

Mr. Corfield

My right hon. Friend is aware that there have been further complaints. The District Alkali Inspector is keeping a specially close watch on operating conditions during the cold spell, which has resulted in an increased load on the station, and he is in touch with complainants. Before the winter started improvements were made to the existing electrical precipitators and dust monitoring instruments are being progressively installed. The Central Electricity Generating Board are at present discussing with contractors detailed proposals for increasing the capacity of the electrical precipitators.