HC Deb 02 February 1961 vol 633 c148W
73. Mr. Woodburn

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware of the contribution negligence makes to fire and crime risks; and whether he will consider establishing a service of qualified inspectors to advise owners and occupiers of property as to the best precautions against the dangers involved.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Negligence certainly increases fire and crime risks. It is already part of the duty of fire authorities and of the police to advise owners and occupiers, and I am not persuaded that a special service of inspectors is called for.