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Rossington (Pollution Complaints)

Volume 887: debated on Monday 24 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will require the Health and Safety Commission to investigate complaints about air pollution from the Coalite and chemical works at Rossington, and report to him.

No. As I explained to my hon. Friend on 21st January—[Vol. 884, c. 326.]—responsibility for control of emissions from the Rossington works lies with the Alkali and Clean Air Inspectorate, which is now part of the Health and Safety Executive, the operational arm of the Health and Safety Commission. The Alkali and Clean Air Inspectorate has the responsibility of investigating complaints and a duty to see that improvements are made as they become practicable.