HC Deb 07 July 1960 vol 626 c690
33. Mrs. Butler

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration he has given to the desirability of controlling the storage of fuel oil so as to minimise the fire risk therefrom.

Mr. Vosper

This question is at present under examination in consultation with representatives of the local authority associations concerned.

Mrs. Butler

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether the Working Party has before it reports of fires which take place, such as the one at the Standard Bottle Co., Ltd., Bounds Green, where apparently it was within the present regulations for 145,000 gallons of kerosene to be stored in the open where it is a source of great hazard to the firemen and concern to residents in the neighbourhood. Is the Working Party considering points of that kind?

Mr. Vosper

The Working Party is considering its collection of material. I do not know whether it has that case before it, but I will certainly see that particulars are obtained.