HC Deb 18 November 1970 vol 806 cc408-9W
55. Mr. Leadbitter

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many smoke control orders have been withdrawn or suspended; and what reasons have been given by local health authorities.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

None has been withdrawn. By 13th November, 466 orders had been suspended in whole or in part. The reason, in each case, was local shortage of solid smokeless fuel.