HC Deb 17 July 1980 vol 988 cc663-4W
Mr. Wheeler

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will undertake investigations into two major areas of pollution, namely, that from dust and from petrol; whether he is aware of American research into this subject; and whether he proposes to give advice to local authorities, especially in London.

Mr. Fox

Dust and petrol were among the sources of lead pollution re- viewed in the report of the Lawther working party, which considered very many recent research studies. The Government are considering the report and will announce their conclusions as soon as possible.