§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether he will give full details of the fire drills actually carried out in buildings coming within his control during the past 12 months; and to what extent this included evacuation of staff at his Lambeth Bridge offices and other London offices.552W
§ Mr. John Silkin:
Fire drills have been carried out during the last 12 months at 33 of my regional offices and depots. A detailed list is given below.
Physical fire drills are considered unnecessary in Lambeth Bridge House or any other London offices. The staff are instructed in the appropriate procedures in case of fire and in the use of escape routes.
Location Number of Drills Wales Haverfordwest Area Office 4 Pendine Depot 2 Trecwn Depot 2 Southern Region Reading Regional Office 1 Bletchley Depot 1 Westcott Sub Depot 1 Aldershot Area Office 1 Aldershot Military Power Station 4 Aldershot Montgomery Lines Depot 4 Aldershot Roads and Ranges Depot 12 Aldershot Wellington Lines Depot 2 Arborfield Depot 4 Blackdown Depot 1 Crowthorne Road Research Laboratory Depot 4 Camberley Depot 6 Farnborough East Depot 1 Farnborough West Depot 1 Odiham Depot 1 Reading Depot 1 Wantage Plant Repair Depot 1 South West Region Plymouth Area Office 2 South East Region Hastings Ashdown House (Nominated Staff) 4 Portsmouth Brunel House 1 Chatham Area Office 2 Midland Region Donnington Depot 1 North West Region Belfast Supplies Division Stores Monthly Burtonwood Supplies Division Stores Weekly Eastern Region Marham Depot 6 Neatishead Depot 3 Oakington Depot 3 Norwich Depot 2 Waterbeech Depot 2 Letchworth Depot 1