§ Mr. Lyons
asked the Minister of Health whether, in view of the widespread damage to health and property caused by the emission of smoke and soot from industrial furnaces and domestic grates, he proposes to encourage the establishment of a smokeless zone in and around Manchester; and what progress has been made towards the completion of these arrangements?
§ Mr. Elliot
I understand that the Manchester Corporation have been advised that they would need to obtain special powers from Parliament to enable them to prescribe smokeless zones. Until I have had an opportunity of seeing the proposed clauses in any Bill which the corporation may promote for the purpose, I could not anticipate what advice I should offer to Parliament on such a Bill.