HC Deb 28 February 1966 vol 725 cc226-7W
Mr. Lipton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of convictions for drunkenness, and convictions for the age groups under 18 years and between 18 and 21 years, in the Metropolitan Police district, and in the City of London, respectively, during the calendar year 1965.

Mr. George Thomas

The provisional figures for the year 1965 are as follows:

three years as a result of burns received in the home lost their life as a result of night attire catching fire;

(4) if he will introduce legislation making the manufacutre of flameproof night attire for old women compulsory.

Mr. George Thomas

The only particulars available are given below. As regards regulations dealing with night-wear for the elderly, I have nothing to add to the statement I made on 27th January in reply to Questions by my hon. Friend the Member for Newcastle-upon-Tyne, East.

1963 1964 1965
Deaths of females from burns received in the home 547 455 434
Deaths of females over the age of 60 from burns received in the home 382 274 270
Deaths of females over the age of 60 as a result of their nightwear catching fire Figures not available 39