HC Deb 22 July 1955 vol 544 cc73-4W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he is

1936, 1939, and 1944 of fireclay sinks, earthenware closet pans, firebricks, and typical examples of other earthenware.

Mr. Bevins

The following are the figures:

aware of the growing number of fires caused by infra-red lamps used in connection with pigs and poultry which are often installed in an unsatisfactory manner by unskilled people; and if he will issue a pamphlet to farmers stressing the importance of properly installing these lamps at such a height that they will not ignite litter or allow pigs to come into contact with them and possibly to break them.

Mr. Amory

The dangers of inexpert installation of infra-red lamps are referred to in a leaflet of which I am sending a copy to my hon. Friend. A leaflet in preparation on the prevention of fire on farms will also include suitable references.