§ 139. Miss Fookes
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he accepts the conclusion of the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution that pollution of the air arising from the lead content of all motor exhaust fumes presents no immediate health hazard; and what research his Department is conducting in this field.
§ Mr. Peyton
Yes. A working group recently formed at the Road Research Laboratory aims to co-ordinate the work of organisations now studying air pollution from motor vehicles. This is also a continuing subject of research at the Medical Research Council and the Warren Springs Laboratory.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
I am considering how best to carry out the Commission's recommendation. I have already substantially increased the grant to the Centre for Environmental Studies.