HC Deb 14 January 1977 vol 923 c603W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he plans to introduce legislation requiring certain standards to apply to portable fire extinguishers in factories.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Following the coming into operation on 1st January 1977 of the Fire Precautions (Factories, Offices, Shops and Railway Premises) Order 1976 (S.I., 1976 No. 2009), fire certificates for factory premises will be issued under the Fire Precautions Act 1971 and will specify by number and type all fire extinguishing apparatus approved for the premises. All portable fire extinguishers so specified will be required to conform to British Standards specifications where these are available.