HC Deb 24 March 1964 vol 692 cc54-5W
52. Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs whether he is aware that many householders have installed solid smokless-fuel-burning appliances in advance of a smoke-control order; and whether he will take steps so that in such cases a grant may be made available, provided that the expenditure can be proved, and that the appliance is in a satisfactory working condition.

Mr. Corfield

My right hon. Friend does not consider that this change, which would involve amending the Clean Air Act, would be justified. It would mean paying grant to a householder who was under no enforceable obligation to burn smokeless fuel.

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