HC Deb 10 March 1965 vol 708 cc122-3W
Mr. William Wilson

asked the Minister of Labour whether he is satisfied with the number of inspections being made under the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act, 1963, bearing in mind that it will be 10 years before all the premises in Warwickshire now requiring inspection will be inspected by the county fire service; and what steps he proposes to take to increase the efficacy of the Act.

Mr. Thornton

The annual reports so far received from local and fire authorities suggest that most have made a reasonably good start on inspections under the Offices, Shops and Railway Premises Act, whose main provisions only came into force on 1st August, 1964. I am not aware of any statement by the Warwickshire County Council that it will be ten years before they have completed inspection under the fire provisions. My right hon. Friend is watching the position carefully, and will give authorities any advice which seems necessary in the light of consideration of their annual reports.