HC Deb 19 February 1900 vol 79 c373
DR. FARQUHARSON (Aberdeenshire, W.)

I beg to ask the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether a fire, due to a defective flue, recently broke out at St. George's Barracks; whether flues of the same sort exist in the room immediately adjoining the Turner room of the National Gallery; and whether the Government are still convinced that the national collection of pictures stands in no danger of fire from its close proximity to St. George's Barracks.


Yes, Sir, a small fire broke out through a soot-door being loose. All soot-doors in the barracks have now been made perfectly secure. Every possible precaution is taken to avoid the danger of fire.