§ 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.