Smoke Control Area Orders

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 28th July 1959.

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Photo of Mr Jon Rankin Mr Jon Rankin , Glasgow Govan 12:00 am, 28th July 1959

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authorities in Scotland have now made orders declaring smoke control areas; and how many have still to be confirmed by him.

Photo of Hon. John Maclay Hon. John Maclay , Renfrewshire West

Four local authorities—Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and the Burgh of Dumbarton—have each made one smoke control area order. The Dumbarton order has still to be confirmed.

Photo of Mr Jon Rankin Mr Jon Rankin , Glasgow Govan

Do not those figures indicate that, while there is admittedly a sluggardly attitude among the local authorities, there is an even more sluggardly attitude on the part of the Secretary of State for Scotland? From these two similarities, when does he propose to develop some speed?

Photo of Hon. John Maclay Hon. John Maclay , Renfrewshire West

Personal abuse never reduces smoke abatement.