HC Deb 20 March 1882 vol 267 cc1271-2

asked the Chairman of the Metropolitan Board of Works, If he has yet received the report o0f Captain Shaw as to the actual condition of the London Theatres in respect of security from fire, which report was instructed to be made on the 13th January last; if so, what that report states as to the adequacy of exits and precautions against fire, particularly in old theatres; and, if not, when he expects to receive such report?


Sir, I beg to inform the hon. Member that Captain Shaw has not yet made any Report on the state of the London theatres; and the work is one requiring so much labour and time that I am not at present able to say when he will be able to do so; but I hope we shall have an instalment of the Report in a short time.


asked how many London theatres Captain Shaw had inspected during the last two months?

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