§ 21. Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE
asked the Home Secretary whether he proposes to carry out the unanimous recommendation of the Royal Commission on Fire Brigades and Fire Prevention that judicial inquiries should, in proper cases, be made concerning non-fatal as well as fatal fires; and, if so, whether such inquiries will be made by coroners, as recommended by the Departmental Committee of the Home Office in their Report of 1910, or by local panels of experts nominated by the Home Secretary, as recommended by the Royal Commission?
My right hon. Friend hopes that it may be possible to make prevision, of general application, for the holding of fire inquiries, but he is not yet in a position to state what course the Government will propose to adopt.
§ Lieut.-Colonel FREMANTLE
Will the matter be considered from the point of view of the prevention of fires?