HC Deb 25 November 1942 vol 385 cc738-9W
Sir R. Gower

asked the Home Secretary whether fireguards are expected to patrol the buildings to which they are attached at regular intervals during their period of duty so as to watch out for possible fires not caused by enemy attack?

Mr. H. Morrison

Fireguards at business premises are under an obligation to take steps for the extinction of a fire of any kind on its being detected but on man-power grounds it has not been found practicable to impose a legal obligation on fireguards to patrol premises in order to keep a watch for fires not due to enemy action.