Chimney Sweeping.

Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence. – in the House of Commons on 26th March 1942.

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Photo of Mr Reginald Sorensen Mr Reginald Sorensen , Leyton West

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the danger arising from unswept chimneys and the great shortage of chimney sweeps, he has been in contact with local authorities on this matter, with a view to their organisation or supervision of a service to meet local needs?

Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

The statutory provisions relating to chimneys which are on fire are enforced by the local authorities, none of whom has reported to me a danger in present circumstances or the need for a local service to sweep chimneys. I understand the Ministry of Labour has had no representations about a shortage of chimney sweeps. In these circumstance there appears to be no need for action on my part.