HC Deb 10 April 1941 vol 370 cc1678-9
34. Mr. Leslie Boyce

asked the Home Secretary in what districts fire-fighting by staff and workmen is to be made compulsory on business premises?

Mr. Mabane

As stated in the reply given to the hon. Member for Moss Side (Mr. Rostron Duckworth) on 26th February, particulars of the areas to which the Fire Prevention (Business Premises) Order, 1941, has been applied have already been published in newspapers, and Regional Commissioners have been requested to arrange for lists of these areas to be posted in public places. It would not be in the public interest to publish a collated list of areas to which the Order is applied. Whether the Order will need to be applied to other areas will depend on the future course of raiding.

Mr. Boyce

With regard to those districts where there appears to be some doubt as to whether the Order should be made, can the hon. Member concerned obtain an official statement on the subject from the Ministry of Home Security?

Mr. Mabane


38. Mr. Bossom

asked the Home Secretary whether he will define the responsibility of members of the Air Training Corps as to fire-watching at their places of employment and also in the localities in which they live?

Mr. Mabane

I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply given on 9th April to my hon. Friend the Member for East Wolverhampton (Mr. Mander).

Mr. Mander

Is my hon. Friend aware that many junior members of the A.T.C. are prevented from carrying out practices and attending lectures by fire-watching duties? Could not some consideration be given to the question of relieving them?

Mr. Mabane

No such cases have been brought to my notice. Perhaps the hon. Member will give me particulars of such cases.

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