HC Deb 13 March 1923 vol 161 c1299W

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware of the danger of fire arising from the use of cheap incubators and chicken rearers, which are being sold in large numbers; and whether, for the safety of the public, he will take steps to see that the sale of these articles must be accompanied by a guarantee that they are fireproof?


My right hon. Friend's attention had not previously been drawn to any danger associated with the use of these appliances. He has no power to take action such as my hon. Friend suggests, but if he will furnish him with information as to his grounds for thinking that action is necessary, my right hon. Friend will consider whether the question is one which should be referred to the Royal Commission on Fire Brigades and Fire Prevention.