HC Deb 20 November 1984 vol 68 c150W
Mr. Alton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider lifting smokeless zone requirements in certain areas for the duration of the mining dispute.

Mr. Waldegrave

My right hon. Friend would be prepared to consider short-term suspension of smoke control orders in the light of evidence about the need for such action and after consultation with the relevant local authorities.