HC Deb 15 October 1942 vol 383 c1756
58. Mr. Simmonds

asked the Home Secretary what modifications he has decided to make in regard to the obligations which he has placed upon women for fire-watching on business premises?

Mr. H. Morrison

I am considering whether any modifications in regard to this and other matters in the Fire Prevention Orders are called for, but I am not at present in a position to make any statement on the subject.

Mr. Simmonds

While considering this matter, will my right hon. Friend bear in mind particularly the rather more objectionable form of incendiary bomb which is now being used and which requires the whole view of the Department towards fire watching to be reviewed?

Mr. Morrison

Yes, Sir, but we have dealt with that, and suitable advice has been issued. We have still to fight fires and prevent them as much as we can.

Mr. Mathers

When does my right hon. Friend expect to announce his decision?

Mr. Morrison

I do not know.