§ 37. Mr. Lindsay
asked the Home Secretary whether he is now in a position to make a statement on fire-watching relating to business premises, unoccupied houses and the organisation of fire-watching parties?
§ Mr. H. Morrison
The first of these Questions is at present under discussion 1040 with representatives of the employers and the Trades Union Congress; the second is being dealt with by an Order which will shortly be issued under an Amendment to the Defence Regulations recently approved; as regards the third, further directions are being issued in the light of the experience which has been gained.
§ Mr. Lindsay
In view of the fact that nothing appears to have happened in this matter since December, could not the right hon. Gentleman speed up the three very important parts of this Service?
§ Mr. Morrison
The hon. Gentleman has no right to say that nothing has happened since December. It is a misrepresentation and is not fair.