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Flue Pipes And Boilers (Inspection)

Volume 529: debated on Tuesday 1 June 1954

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asked the Minister of Health whether he has now advised all hospital authorities and maternity home authorities to overhaul and inspect all flue pipes and boilers, in order to avoid fire, and thus allay the anxiety of the public, following the fire at Dellwood Maternity Home, Reading, where it was found that joists and floorboards had been subjected to heat through a defective flue pipe for some time.

I would ask the hon. Member to await a statement which I hope to make shortly about all the aspects of this tragic fire.