§ Mr. Cartwright
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what steps he has taken to establish the existence of effective fire safety and first aid arrangements in schools and colleges; and with what result.
§ Mr. Butcher
Responsibility for fire safety and first aid arrangements in maintained schools and colleges rests with the local education authorities.
Guidance on fire safety is contained in the Department's "Building Bulletin No. 7", and in September 1987 the Department issued a note of guidance on arrangements for first aid provision in schools and colleges to all authorities.