§ Mr. Harold Walker
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment which local authorities have since 1956 applied for permission to institute statutory nuisance abatement proceedings under the Public Health Act, 1936, against a works controlled by the Alkali Act, 1906; and if he will give the dates of such applications, the works in respect of which the applications were made, the decision and the reasons for the decision in each case.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
Complete information is not available, but so far as I am aware only one application has been received during recent years. This was made in 1969 by the Luton Rural District Council, which applied in respect of the Associated Portland Cement Works at Houghton Regis, Dunstable The application was approved but in the event the council did not proceed.