§ Mr. Hastings
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what provisions he is contemplating for encouraging local authorities and industry to prevent or restrict atmospheric pollution.
§ Mr. Eldon Griffiths
Pursuant to my right hon. Friend's powers under Section 2 of the Clean Air Act, 1968, he intends shortly to lay regulations prescribing limits to the rates of emission of grit and dust from the chimneys of furnaces. Further, he is awaiting the inspector's report on a public inquiry into a proposed Order scheduling under the Alkali Act processes in primary aluminium works, acrylates works, di-isocyanates works, mineral processing and certain processes in the petroleum industry.