HC Deb 22 July 1929 vol 230 c929W

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to a fire disaster which took place at a Gillingham fête on Thursday, 11th July, in which 15 persons lost their lives through being trapped in a dummy house during a fire brigade life-saving display; and will he consider appointing a departmental committee with the object of considering legislation to prevent similar dangerous displays in future?


I do not at present see any occasion for the appointment of a Committee, and I should in any event wish to await the conclusion of the inquest before taking any action.

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