§ Mr. W. A. Robinson
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is aware that, on the occasion of the calling up of the fire brigade to the Houses of Parliament on 29th November, great difficulty was experienced by the brigade in approaching the scene of conflagration owing to the narrowness of the archways in the courtyards; and what action is contemplated to remedy this obvious danger to life and property?
§ Sir P. Sassoon
If the fire engines enter by New Palace Yard, they experience no difficulty in negotiating the archways. Instructions were given some time ago to ensure that the engines enter by the correct entrance, but in the present case one of the engines inadvertently used the wrong entrance.