§ 31. Mr. Gibson
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether, in view of the considerable nuisance to the people in the Kennington district arising from the quantities of black smoke emitted by the chimneys of the Marmite Food Extract works in Kennington, and in view of the representations made by both the London 130W County Council and the Lambeth Borough Council about this nuisance, he will either allocate supplies of good quality coal for burning in this factory or allow them to use oil fuel for which the company have agreed to make provision and so obviate a nuisance which is the cause of much complaint and discomfort locally.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
One of my fuel engineers has visited this factory several times during the past few months and has recommended certain modifications to the plant which should enable the factory to use the mixture of graded and small coal hitherto supplied without causing smoke nuisance. As however these modifications cannot be carried out immediately, arrangements have been made meanwhile to supply only graded coal.