HC Deb 10 February 1958 vol 582 cc9-10W
66. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Minister of Health how far he has given advice or instruction to hospital management committees to require the assurance from local fire authorities that satisfactory fire-exits are provided in the additions to hospital buildings or new hospital buildings.

Mr. Walker-Smith

The attention of hospital authorities has been drawn to a number of publications on fire precautions, including a study by a panel appointed by the Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust, which gives advice on the provision of exits and urges early consultation with fire authorities. Hospital authorities are also required to consult planning and byelaw authorities.