§ 42. Mr. Montague
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will consider the prevalent lack of appliances necessary to combat possible fires in schools throughout the country and make representations to local education authorities in the matter?
The Home Office handbook "Fire Precautions in Schools" was brought to the notice of local education authorities and the governors and managers of schools recognised by the Board in their Circular 1446 of 20th January, 1936, of which I am sending the hon. Member a copy.
§ Mr. Montague
Cannot the hon. Member exert pressure upon the local authorities in this matter, especially upon those where, over wide areas, there is not the slightest provision?
We have not the information which the hon. Member suggests in his question, but if he will give it to me, I shall be very glad to receive it.
§ Mr. Macquisten
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that many country schools complain of want of fire during the winter time?