§ 14. Sir WALTER de FRECE
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the growing criticisms of medical officers as to the evil effect of the smoke nuisance; and, seeing that the law is not sufficient to deal with this growing menace to the public health and that the police statistics show a serious increase in the number of private chimneys which take fire as the result of carelessness in respect of sweeping, will he inquire into the matter?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of HEALTH (Mr. Arthur Greenwood)
A Bill dealing with the smoke nuisance has been introduced in another place, and has been read a Second time and passed through Committee. My right hon. Friend is advised that powers already exist for dealing with the nuisance arising from private chimneys which take fire.