HC Deb 03 May 1960 vol 622 c66W
62. Mr. Cooper

asked the Minister of Labour having regard to the severe losses sustained in industry by fire during 1959, what steps he proposes to take to improve safety regulations in factories.

Mr. P. Thomas

My right hon. Friend hopes to bring the fire provisions of the Factories Act, 1959, into operation during the second half of this year. He also intends to use powers given him by that Act and by earlier legislation to make Regulations on fire prevention and other aspects of fire precautions. It is hoped to issue a preliminary draft of these Regulations by the end of the year. My Department has already issued a number of advisory leaflets to factory occupiers on this subject.

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