Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Works – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 6th February 1951.
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asked the Minister of Works whether he is now prepared to approach the trades concerned with a view to ensuring that all portable gas and electric fires are fitted with suitable guards.
My Department is in touch with those concerned. The next step is the publication of British Standard specifications for the guards. I am informed that the British Standards Institution have this in hand.
Knowing the Minister's regard for speedy action, might I ask him please to make use of it in this matter, because parents of young children are concerned about these accident guards?
I am most grateful for the hon. Lady's advances in this matter.
Can the Minister tell the House whether the proposed guards will eliminate the use of steel, which is urgently wanted for other purposes?
Not without notice.
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