§ 13. Sir William Wayland
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if it is necessary, in the case of the notification to a local N.F.S. station by any individual or individuals of a fire in the town, for the station to wait for the authorisation of the sector captain before proceeding to the fire, although the sector captain's quarters may be half to three-quarters of a mile away.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
No, Sir. Action is taken by the National Fire Service on all reports of fires, but fires reported direct by the public to the National Fire Service instead of through the fire guard sector channel throw an unnecessary burden upon the National Fire Service communications system. Fires should, therefore, be reported through the fire guard sector wherever the Fire Guard Plan has been established.
Is the Minister aware that there have been allegations about the way this sort of thing is being done, and will he investigate them?
§ Mr. Morrison
I do not know what the allegations are. If my hon. and gallant Friend will let me have particulars I will look into them. It is not much good making general allegations in the House.