HC Deb 18 July 1967 vol 750 cc207-8W
52. Mr. Edelman

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what further action he is taking following rep- resentations made to him by the hon. Member for Coventry, North, in connection with the nuisance created by the dumping of coke by the Gas Board in the Foleshill area.

Mr. Mellish

Since my hon. Friend's Question on this subject on 9th May, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Power has approached the Gas Board, and I understand that the Board is now using the site near Arbury Avenue as little as possible and spraying the coke there frequently to keep the dust down; it is also providing storage sites elsewhere so that the amount of coke moved to Foleshill is kept to the minimum needed for the Coventry area. The Department's Alkali Inspector is ready to try to assist both the Board and the local authority with further advice, if required.—[Vol. 746, c.194.]

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