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Volume 949: debated on Tuesday 2 May 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in order to ensure maximum control over atmospheric pollution, he intends to implement the Flowers Report recommendation that local authority officers should be authorised to act as local agents of Her Majesty's Alkali Inspectorate.

We are giving careful consideration to the recommendations the Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution made in its Fifth Report. I am not yet able to say what response will be made on particular issues.