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Fire Precautions

Volume 885: debated on Thursday 30 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many small hotels and boardinghouses in England and Wales have now closed or reduced the number of their letting bedrooms to less than six, as a result of the requirements of the Fire Precautions Act; and if he will make a statement.

Fire brigades have been asked to include in their annual returns instances where hotel and boardinghouse keepers have reduced their accommodation in such a way as to take the premises outside the scope of the Fire Precautions (Hotels and Boarding Houses) Order 1972. I shall write to the hon. Member as soon as this information is available.