Electric Blankets and Bed Warmers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Home Department – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th November 1960.

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Photo of Mr Dennis Vosper Mr Dennis Vosper , Runcorn 12:00 am, 24th November 1960

The number of deaths reported in England, Wales and Scotland in which electric blankets were involved were: 1957, 1; 1958, 10; 1959, 7. The number of fires attended by fire brigades were: 1957, 244; 1958, 396. The figures for 1959 will be available shortly.