HC Deb 24 March 1938 vol 333 c1370
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.