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Domestic Oil Heaters

Volume 648: debated on Thursday 9 November 1961

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his estimate of the number of domestic f oil heaters still in use which are unsafe in a draught; and what further measures he proposes to take to minimise the dangers of domestic fires from this source during the coming winter.

The information asked for in the first part of the Question is not available. I understand that the manufacturers of oil heaters offer facilities for s modifying heaters made by them before 1960. The responsibility for making use s of these facilities rests with the owners of the heaters and I would urge those who have unmodified heaters to do so.