HC Deb 24 March 1964 vol 692 c54W
45. Mr. Denis Howell

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how many cases have been instituted in Birmingham and in the country in recent years by the Alkali Inspectorate against firms emitting obnoxious fumes; and whether he will make a statement about the implementation of the Clean Air Act in this respect.

Mr. Corfield

The Inspectorate have not in recent years had to initiate legal proceedings, in Birmingham or elsewhere, because firms failing to comply with their obligations have quickly remedied matters when approached by the inspectors. The action taken by the Inspectorate is described in the Annual Reports of the Chief Alkali Inspector and I will send the hon. Member a copy of the Report for 1963 when it is published in a few weeks time.