HC Deb 23 March 1900 vol 81 c182
MR. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that the Public Control Committee of the London County Council have stated in their report that the decrease of fatal lamp accidents in London from thirty-four in 1898 to twenty-three in 1899 may probably be traced to the increased quantity of high-flash Russian oil now being imported into London and to the decreased use of low-flash American oils; and whether he will bring in a Bill to raise the flash point in accordance with the public opinion thus indicated.


The report referred to has been brought to my notice, but its contents hardly appear to afford sufficient data to warrant the conclusion suggested in the question. As to legislation, I must repeat that I can give no undertaking.