HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 c2531
33. Mr. GRAY

asked the Home Secretary whether he proposes to initiate legislation based upon the Report of the Royal Commission on Fire Brigades and Fire Protection?


This Report covers a very wide range. The recommendations dealing with fire precautions in factories and workshops I hope in the main to incorporate in the Bill which is now under consideration, and the Report, I have no doubt, will afford a useful basis for legislation on other topics, as opportunity offers. As regards the recommendations made by the Commission on the subject of fire brigade organisation, I am afraid I cannot say when legislation may be possible.


Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that large tracts of England are entirely unprovided for, and does he propose to make no provision as recommended by the Committee?


I cannot add anything to what I have said in the last part of the question.

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