Women Fire-Watchers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Civil Defence – in the House of Commons on 1st October 1942.

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Photo of Mr Herbert Morrison Mr Herbert Morrison , Hackney South

Women will not be required to perform fire-prevention duties at the business premises where they work until adequate amenities have been provided and it is the duty of occupiers to provide these as quickly as possible. A memorandum setting out the minimum standards is being issued for the guidance of occupiers and appropriate authorities.