§ 59. Mr. David Griffiths
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what official consultations he had with the urban and rural district councils of South Yorkshire, before issuing his public statement about their attitude to the Clean Air Act.
§ Mr. Mellish
Consultations were unnecessary because, the attitude of the authorities to smoke control was obvious. If they would like to consult the Department's officers about a smoke control programme my right hon. Friend will gladly make arrangements.