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Sanatorium, Northampton (Coal-Burning Plant)

Volume 464: debated on Monday 2 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Fuel and Power whether he is aware that a change in the type of coal supplied to the Creaton Sanatorium, near Northampton, was followed by a considerable increase in the smoke from the sanatorium chimney; and whether he will arrange for better coal, so as to avoid harm to the sanatorium patients and nuisance to adjacent residents.

The change in the type of fuel supplied to the sanatorium was made following a careful review of existing plant. The Ministry's fuel engineers are satisfied that it is capable of burning the fuel supplied without creating a smoke nuisance and this has been demonstrated by one of our practical technicians. I have arranged for the fuel engineers to visit the establishment again to ascertain what difficulties are now being encountered and I will advise my hon. and learned Friend of the result.