HC Deb 21 December 1915 vol 77 cc179-80
9. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War whether an institution called the British Fire Prevention Committee have been asked for advice in regard to the fire protection of certain military establishments; and whether the different commands have been circularised, with a suggestion that this Committee can assist to train their military fire brigades and supply inspectors to report any measures they consider should be adopted?


Yes, Sir.

10. Commander BELLAIRS

asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if, in the event of the Army having had recourse to the services of the British Fire Prevention Committee, whether they have satisfied themselves that it is desirable to do so in view of the chairman, Mr. Edwin Sachs, being of German extraction and having served in a branch of the German Army, the Berlin Fire Brigade?


My right hon. Friend the Home Secretary informed the House on the 9th June that Mr. Edwin Sachs is a Britsh-born British subject who has been for years engaged in most useful and public-spirited work for the country. My hon. and gallant Friend was probably not aware of this statement by my right hon. Friend when he put down the present question. Mr. Sachs served in several foreign fire brigades, and among them that at Berlin. I would add that the Berlin Fire Brigade is not a unit of the German Army.