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Woolworth's, Manchester (Fire)

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the outcome so far of inquiries into the fire at Woolworth's store in Piccadilly, Manchester; and what further action he is taking.

The evidence submitted for the purposes of the coroner's inquest is being made available to the subcommittee of the central fire brigades advisory councils for England and Wales and for Scotland which is charged with considering the issues to which the fire gives rise. The sub-committee will report to me as soon as possible, and I will then consider what further action needs to be taken in the light of its recommendations.