§ Mr. A. HERBERT
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether his attention has been drawn to a patent that prevents the ignition of woods and crops by sparks of engines; and, if this patent is efficient, will legislation be introduced to make it compulsory in all areas where conflagrations may occur?
§ Mr. NEAL
I have been asked to reply to this question. My information is that no completely satisfactory spark arrestor for railway locomotives has been devised which does not mitigate against draught and increase firing difficulties. If the hon. Member has any particular appliance in mind, I should be happy to obtain the views of the railway companies thereon.