§ 13. Mr. COUPER
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether all the leading local authorities have been consulted in the drafting of the new Petroleum Bill; and whether the recommendations of the Departmental Committee on Petroleum Spirit, 1909–1913, will be embodied in the Bill, particularly those in connection with the use of petroleum spirit for purposes of trade?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)
The Bill which is under consideration is a short one limited to two or three of the safety provisions in the Bill of 1923, which are urgently required, and were approved by the Select Committee on that Bill, and about which, I believe, there is no controversy. In these circumstances, it has not been thought necessary to consult the local authorities. I am afraid it will not be possible to deal with the particular point mentioned in the last part of the question.