§ 8. Mrs. L. Jeger
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government what response there has been to the suggestion in the Housing Manual, 1949, that fitments to take fireguards should be incorporated in the fireplaces of council houses; and whether, in view of the continuing incidence of death and injury from burns, he will reiterate this advice.
§ Mr. Sandys
The detailed information asked for in the first part of the Question is not available. In a circular to Local Authorities in 1953 their attention was drawn to the importance of fixtures for fireguards. Nevertheless, I have decided to send them a reminder as the hon. Lady suggests.