§ 6. Mr. Tiley
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works, as representing the Lord President of the Council, what research has been carried out in the efficiency of high water pressure sprays such as are now extensively used in fire-fighting in the United States and in many European countries.
§ Mr. H. Nicholls
The Joint Fire Research Organisation has carried out a number of investigations during the last twelve months and has shown that high pressure water sprays are not more efficient in fighting fires than those produced by equipment in normal use here and using lower pressures.
§ Mr. Nicholls
Trials have been carried out in test fires in an ordinary room, and I gather that that sort of fire represents 90 per cent. of those to which fire brigades are called. High pressure sprays have been issued to some fire-fighting services and have been used in actual fires.