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Fire Safety

Volume 14: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will initiate a general inquiry into the current state of fire safety in properties belonging to the National Health Service and their conformity with the provisions of the Fire Prevention Act 1971.

Before considering the question of a more general inquiry I would wish to see the results of the present investigations into the recent fire at the Victoria hospital nurses' home, Kirkcaldy, and the findings of any further inquiry that may be decided upon by my right hon. and learned Friend the Lord Advocate.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will investigate the extent to which area health boards give priority to ensuring the full protection of their personnel and property from fire hazards.

Boards are well aware of the importance of protecting their personnel and property from fire hazards and are required to ensure that the necessary measures relating to fire precautions and fire safety are taken in all premises for which they are responsible.