HC Deb 18 February 1971 vol 811 cc524-5W
45. Mr. Ashton

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether in view of recent accidents in crowded conditions at underground stations, he will consider introducing legislation to improve safety standards at places to which the public have access.

Mr. Sharples

Existing legislation applying to places of public resort deals with such matters as the safe design and construction of buildings and equipment; safe and adequate means of ingress and egress; and fire precautions. The need for further legislation is kept under review by the various Departments concerned, but each case must be considered in relation to the specific risks or premises.