§ Mr. Hicks
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek to extend the provisions of the Fire Precautions Act 1971 to cover universities and other such establishments, which are regularly used by the general public for either conferences or recreational and holiday purposes; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Summerskill
When a university or college provides sleeping accommodation for members of the general public it may be covered by the Fire Precautions (Hotels522W and Boarding Houses) Order 1972, but this can be determined only by reference to the circumstances of the case. Fire authorities have been informed of the position.