§ 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.