HC Deb 01 July 1958 vol 590 c1062
30. Mr. Hannan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has now given consideration to the report of the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Council on standards of fire cover; and what are his decisions.

Mr. N. Macpherson

No decision has yet been reached on the Report of the Joint Committee on Standards of Fire Cover. My right hon. Friends, the Home Secretary and the Secretary of State, are continuing their consideration of this Report.

Mr. Hannan

With the increased risk of fire in rural areas, due to the vast increase in the use of mechanically-propelled vehicles, should not the standard of fire cover be at least equal to that of twenty years ago, according to the recommendations of the Riverdale Committee?

Mr. Macpherson

I will convey to my right hon. Friends what the hon. Gentleman has said.