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Shops And Warehouses (Fire Prevention)

Volume 643: debated on Wednesday 28 June 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he has now issued advice to fire authorities in respect of higher standards of fire precautions in shops, departmental and bonded stores.

Not yet, but progress is being made. As regards shops and departmental stores, final consideration is being given today by the Joint Fire Prevention Committee of the Central Fire Brigades Advisory Councils to a fire prevention note containing guidance designed to secure a higher standard of fire precautions. As regards warehouses in which spirit is stored, work in the preparation of a code of practice is well ahead but will take a little longer to complete.