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Council fire safety obligations

Title
Council fire safety obligations
Genre
News report; Interview
TX Date
Unknown
Year of production
1984
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Duration
00:03:32
Description
Report on a fire (20/11/84) in a bed and breakfast at Gloucester Place, Camden, London, that resulted in the deaths of previously homeless Bengali woman Mrs Abdul Karim and her two children, and on Westminster City Council and GLC’s responsibility for safety inspections. Includes interview with Nick Fielding, who has written a report for homelessness organisation Shelter; Chairwoman of Westminster City Council’s Housing Committee, councillor Patricia Kirwan; Chair of the GLC’s Public Services and Fire Brigades Committee, Simon Turney. Female reporter not identified.
Contributors
Patricia Kirwan; Simon Turney; Nick Fielding
Keywords
Deaths; London; Reports; Fires; Housing; GLC; Council housing; Councils; Hostels; Westminster; Westminster City Council; Hotels; Accommodation; Fire safety; Safety measures; Fire prevention; Shelter (organization); Legal liability; Abdul Karim

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