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Lawther Committee

Volume 983: debated on Thursday 1 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the major findings of the Lawther committee, in the light of practice in many other countries in phasing out petrol lead content, as a result of their respective investigatory work.

Yes. The Lawther committee recommended a progressive reduction in lead emissions to air from traffic. Urgent attention is currently being given in Government to its recommendadation along with the others in the report.