§ Mr. Pendry
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to publish further advice to the animal waste processing industry on the prevention of smells.
§ Mr. Marks
The Department's code of practice on the prevention and abatement of smells from animal wastes will be published on Monday 9th May 1977. The code is being sent through the United Kingdom Renderers' Association to all their members, and to all local authorities in the United Kingdom. Further copies will be available from Government bookshops, price 35p.
The code is not a technical document but sets out steps which can be taken to reduce smell by improved management 236W and housekeeping methods. It will be followed by further codes giving technical advice on smell prevention and abatement: these codes will be derived largely from the results of the £750,000 three-year programme of research now being carried out at the Warren Spring Laboratory and due for completion in 1978.