HC Deb 26 February 1964 vol 690 cc94-5W
30. Mr. Wade

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will introduce legislation authorising the compulsory inspection of those halls used for bingo and other similar activities which are not covered by existing legislation, in order to ensure that adequate fire precautions are taken.

Mr. Woodhouse

The Government intend to introduce legislation to strengthen fire precautions in residential establishments and places of resort, including bingo halls. As my right hon. Friend informed my hon. and gallant Friend, the Member for Knutsford (Sir W. Bromley-Davenport) on 20th February, an outline of their proposals has been sent to the local authority associations and other interested organisations for comment. The proposals cover such matters as inspection.