§ MR. ASCROFT
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that since the 17th of May last there have been no less than three deaths in the metropolis and numerous fires caused by the use of dangerous low flash petroleum oil; and whether the Government intend to deal with the question and introduce a Bill at the earliest possible moment?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
I have no information on this point. The Government can, of course, make no promises in regard to legislation until the Select Committee has presented its Report.