HC Deb 20 May 1954 vol 527 cc139-40W
82. Mr. Harold Davies

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is now able to inform the House of the results of the investigations into the recent fire in Covent Garden; and whether he will consider banning the use of warehouses in this area for the storage of inflammable empty returnable boxes, sacks and barrels.

Sir D. Maxwell Fyfe

I would rather defer making any statement about this fire until after the coroner's inquest on the death of the firemen who lost their lives. I am sure the House will wish to join me in expressing our deep sympathy for their relatives.