§ 51. Mr. Thorne
asked the Minister of Health whether he can give any information in connection with the dump of waste paper on fire near the big oil containers at Purfleet, Essex; and what action he intends taking to prevent big waste-paper dumps being placed close to big oil tanks and houses?
§ Sir K. Wood
I am informed that the fire occurred at stacks of wood pulp and baled paper belonging to a manufacturing firm, and that at no time was there any danger to the oil containers on neighbouring land. As regards the last part of the question, I do not think that any general action is called for.