§ 51. Mr. A. Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date in 1956 he received a communication from the Lion Stamping Company Limited, Stratford, West Ham, concerning some types of drip-feed oil heaters; what was the nature of this communication; what was his reply; and what action he took as a result of the information contained in this letter.
§ 56. Mr. Gordon Walker
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why he took no action when his attention had been drawn in December, 1956, by the Lion Stamping Company to the dangers of certain oil heaters catching fire when a slight wind was blowing.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
No trace can be found of the receipt by my Department in 1956 of any communication from the Lion Stamping Company Limited. If the right hon. Member for Smethwick and the hon. Member for West Ham, North have in mind a letter about the testing of oil heaters received in December, 1956, from the Chief Fire Officer of West Ham, and the action taken after its receipt, I would refer them to my reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Carlisle (Dr. D. Johnson) on 10th March last.