42. Mr. TEMPLE MORRIS
asked the Home Secretary whether he will circulate to local authorities who have powers of control over commons, advice as to measures of fire prevention and methods of combating fires on heaths and commons; and if he is in a position to make a statement on the matter?
§ Mr. HACKING
Yes, Sir. A circular letter covering a memorandum containing advice as to the most effective methods of guarding against such fires and of dealing with them when they occur was issued on the 14th instant to the local authorities who have powers of control over commons. This memorandum is being printed and will, I hope, be on sale by the Stationery Office at the price of one penny early next week.