§ 96. Mr. THURTLE
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware of the serious consequences likely to arise from 1950 fire in the many houses in the Metropolis which were built more than 100 years ago, as exemplified by the recent fire in Wimpole Street; and whether he proposes to seek new powers in order to compel better means of escape to be provided in such buildings?
§ Sir K. WOOD
The subject of protection from fire is dealt with in the London Building Act, 1930, and the London County Council (General Powers) Act of last Session also confers on the council a power of making by-laws on the subject. If further statutory powers are needed, the London County Council will no doubt consider the question of applying to Parliament to confer them.