§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give the names of the three vice-presidents of the London rent assessment panels; what their qualifications are; when they were appointed; what their normal full-time occupations are; and to what extent preference in their day-to-day employment is shown or given to their normal full-time employment and their part-time employment.
§ Mr. Peter Walker
During the first six months of 1972, the areas covered by smoke control orders increased by 80,201 acres compared with slightly more than that area for the whole 12 months of 1971, and slightly less for the whole 12 months of 1970. The number of premises covered by smoke control rose by 226,297—an increase of more than 60 per cent. over the same period of 1971. If progress continues at the present rate, 385W I see no reason why all our large industrial cities should not be largely smoke-free by the late 1970s.