HC Deb 22 October 1942 vol 383 cc2140-1W
Sir L. Lyle

asked the Home Secretary whether he will ensure that fire-watchers, when on duty and even when no air attack is occurring, report ordinary fires on industrial buildings; and whether he is aware that serious conflagrations have occurred recently and have destroyed food and clothing?

Mr. H. Morrison

If a fire occurs otherwise than as a result of hostile attack at any premises where arrangements are in force under the Business Premises Order, all persons then performing fire prevention duties at the premises are required, on detection of the fire, to take steps to combat it and to summon such assistance as may be necessary.

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