HC Deb 26 April 1972 vol 835 cc281-2W
46. Mr. Wall

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement about the atmospheric pollution in the North Ferriby area.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Together with the District Alkali Inspector, I recently visited the works of Capper Pass and Son Limited at North Ferriby and had discussions with the management, trade union leaders and the local medical officer of health. I saw the efforts being made to reduce lead emissions. Arrangements have been made for comprehensive tests to be carried out on local people, animals, produce and the environment. The findings to date, which include some of the results for lead in the blood of adults, indicate that there is no danger to public health. Nevertheless, my right hon. Friend and I want to see a reduction of emissions from these works and we shall be studying the further findings and continuing to watch the position closely.

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