45. Mr. TEMPLE MORRIS
asked the Home Secretary whether he has notified the local authorities concerned of the need for increased precaution to prevent heath and forest fires; and, if not, whether he will consider the desirability of doing so?
§ Sir J. GILMOUR
This matter has been discussed at a conference of the Government Departments concerned and representative chief constables, and as a result I propose at an early date to circulate to the local authorities, who have powers of control over commons, a memorandum containing advice as to measures of fire prevention and methods of combating fires on heaths and commons.