HC Deb 09 May 1973 vol 856 c103W
37. Mr. David Clark

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will take steps to investigate the state of safety of mill chimneys of derelict industrial buildings in the West Riding.

Mr. Graham Page

No. Under the Public Health Acts, local authorities have powers to apply for court orders requiring owners of dangerous buildings or structures to render them safe by demolition or other action. Investigation, therefore, is a matter for individual authorities.