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Smoke Controls

Volume 181: debated on Friday 23 November 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what support will be offered by his Department to implement the extension of Clean Air Act controls to areas of dense smoke.

Local authorities which designate smoke control areas under the Clean Air Acts are eligible for Exchequer grant of 40 per cent. of the cost of adapting heating and cooking appliances to burn fuel smokelessly. Since 1979–80, grants totalling more than £15 million have been awarded to local authorities in England and Wales.