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Fire Precautions (Factory Farms)

Volume 928: debated on Wednesday 23 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he proposes to take to extend the statutory provisions relating to structural fire precautions necessary to be observed in factory farm buildings.

My right hon. Friend has no such proposal. Our regulations are made under public health powers and affect factory farm buildings only minimally because there is no significant hazard to human life.