HC Deb 25 February 1941 vol 369 cc375-6W
Mr. Erskine Hill

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he is aware that citizens who have a duty under the Fire Prevention (Business Premises) Order, 1941, to provide fire-fighting appliances are prevented by an order from his Department from getting supplies of these appliances although there are plenty of supplies in stock; and what steps he proposes to take to remedy the position?

Mr. Lyttelton

Buckets are the only fire-fighting articles on which complaint about the restrictions imposed by the Limitation of Supplies Orders has been made to me, and on this matter I would refer my hon. and learned Friend to the reply given on 28th January to the hon. Member for Broxtowe (Mr. Cocks). I am sending him a copy of this reply and of a related announcement by the Ministry of Home Security. If he has in mind any other kind of fire-fighting apparatus perhaps my hon. and learned Friend would communicate with me.

Sir P. Hurd

asked the President of the Board of Trade what complaints he has received that the Limitation of Supplies Order, 1940, is preventing regimental institutes, and similar organisations, from obtaining the needed supplies of sports goods, including darts, and whether, seeing that most factories, service canteens, camps and welfare centres in the country, and many shelters, now have a dart board, which is often in use all through the 24 hours of the day, he will take steps to remedy any shortage of these supplies?

Mr. Lyttelton

I have received no such complaints; but if my hon. Friend will let me have particulars of any shortage of sports goods for Service requirements I shall be glad to investigate.

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