§ 4. Mr. Errington
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that there is a danger of fire in ships 812 due to the use of insecticide having a paraffin base; and whether he is-prepared to introduce regulations in regard to this matter?
§ The President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
The question of the use on ships of insecticides having a paraffin base was fully investigated by the Board of Trade some time ago, and it was decided that the issue of special regulations was unnecessary. I am not aware of any new circumstances which call for a reconsideration of this decision.
§ Mr. Errington
Is my right hon. Friend aware that when electric wires are placed behind woodwork so treated there is considerable danger of fire?
§ Mr. Stanley
This investigation was carried out as recently as 1930, and it was found then that there was no undue risk involved.