HC Deb 18 May 1965 vol 712 c194W
42. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what study he has made of vacuum equipment and vehicles used in Europe for the collection of leaves and other street litter; and, in view of the development of smokeless zones, what action he will take to develop such equipment.

Mr. Mellish

Several British firms are making and selling this kind of equipment. Regular national and international conferences and exhibitions keep local authorities in touch with developments, and my right hon. Friend does not think any special study or action is called for from him.