HC Deb 15 March 1968 vol 760 cc390-1W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he is satisfied with the scope of the present regulations concerning fire prevention in mental hospitals; how many times a year must fire drills be held under these regulations; if he is satisfied that the regulations regarding fire drill are being observed; and if he will make a statement;

(2) whether, in view of the shortage of staff particularly at night time, he will take steps to ensure that automatic fire alarm devices are fitted in all mental hospitals.

Mr. K. Robinson

These matters are all dealt with in the existing comprehensive guidance about fire precautions which has been issued to all hospital authorities. Following the undertaking I gave to the House on 26th February, 1968, I am considering whether any changes in this guidance are needed.—[Vol. 759, c. 946.]