HC Deb 23 October 1956 vol 558 cc479-81
43. Captain Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local authorities in Scotland have set up home safety committees.

Mr. J. Stuart

I understand that there are four local home safety committees in Scotland, with which the local authorities are associated; and that many of the local accident prevention committees set up by other Scottish local authorities are concerning themselves increasingly with home accidents.

assessment is being made by the Medical Research Council, and the results will be made known in due course.

Mr. Hughes

Is the right hon. Gentleman in a position to give an assurance that results indicated are due to this particular vaccine and not to some other cause?

Mr. Stuart

As I said, it is too early to assess results, but that will be done.

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Captain Duncan

Will my right hon. Friend do his best to encourage local authorities to pay more attention to home safety?

Mr. Stuart

Yes, Sir, I will.

44. Captain Duncan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland in how many areas in Scotland has the help of the local fire brigades been enlisted to make known the dangers from fire in the home to school children.

Mr. J. Stuart

In two, Lanarkshire and Aberdeen City.

Captain Duncan

Will my right hon. Friend encourage other local authorities to take more interest in the matter?

Mr. Stuart

I have no objection whatsoever, but it is for education authorities to decide whether to invite the help of fire masters, and it is for the fire authorities to decide whether they can render the type of help needed.

Mrs. Mann

Is there any reason why the "Mind that Child" propaganda as applied to road accidents cannot be linked with deaths in the home?

Mr. Stuart

I personally agree with the hon. Lady. Advice on this subject is being issued.

Mr. Woodburn

Would the right hon. Gentleman pay tribute to those teachers who are doing a tremendous lot in this respect and not leave the impression that nothing is being done? Splendid work is being done by the school teachers.

Mr. Stuart

I willingly do that, but as a matter of fact I was endeavouring to answer the Question on the Order Paper.

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