HC Deb 01 February 1945 vol 407 c1616
30. Mr. Henry Brooke

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether women can now be relieved from compulsory fire-watching of business premises, where that still obtains.

Mr. H. Morrison

Fire-guard duties at business premises have either been completely suspended or substantially reduced and further relief will be given as soon as circumstances permit. At this late stage, I do not consider it desirable to embark upon the complicated task of revising the system of exemption from those duties.