HC Deb 23 November 1914 vol 68 cc759-60

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether, in view of the fires which have occurred on battleships in action and of the probability of the risk of fire being increased by the adoption of oil fuel, the Admiralty have considered or are prepared to consider the desirability of in future using, as far as possible, timber and other materials which have been rendered fire-resisting for the internal fittings of these ships; and whether their attention has been drawn to any of the processes which exist for attaining this object?


I can assure the hon. Member that all possible steps are being taken to minimise the risks of fire.